Navigation

Mikaelian knocked out of Austrian tennis tournament

The Swiss tennis player, Marie-Gaïane Mikaelian (WTA 176) has been knocked out of the $170,000 Uniqa Grand Prix tournament in Vienna, Austria.

This content was published on July 10, 2001 - 21:39

Mikaelian, who was born in Armenia but now lives in canton Vaud, lost her first-round match in straight sets to the Argentinian Paola Suarez, 3:6, 1:6.

The 17-year-old, participating in only the third WTA tournament of her career, never seemed like she was in contention for victory in Vienna.

Last November, Mikaelian also lost her first-round match at the tournament in Philadelphia against Canadian Renata Kolbovic.

The Swiss teenager improved on that performance less than a month ago in Tashkent, when she reached the tournament's last four, before being stopped by Germany's Bianka Lamade.

Elsewhere in Europe, Emmanuelle Gagliardi has crashed out of the first round of another international tournament, losing to her Russian opponent, Evgenia Koulikovskaya, in Palermo.

The Geneva-based player lost to the Russian in three sets, 1:6, 6:1, 0:6.

On Monday, compatriot Patty Schnyder fared better in the Vienna tournament, comfortably winning her own first-round tie against Romanian player Ruxandra Dragomir in straight sets, 7:6 (7:2), 6:4.

Schnyder now goes on to meet the Czech Republic's Denise Chladkova in the second round on Wednesday.

swissinfo with agencies

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know: community-feedback@swissinfo.ch

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI swissinfo.ch certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at english@swissinfo.ch.

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?