Lisicki upsets Errani at Rogers Cup

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Copy of iol spt pic Sabine Lisicki AP Sabine Lisicki serves to Sara Errani during their opening round match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montrea. Photo: Graham Hughes

Montreal - Sabine Lisicki upset 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday.

Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up, is most comfortable on clay, while the 29th-ranked Lisicki likes the faster surfaces.

Lisicki, the 2013 Wimbledon runner-up, hit the fastest recorded serve in WTA history (131 mph) last week at Stanford.

Errani was serving for the second set at 5-3 but let the lead slip away. Lisicki next plays Svetlana Kuznetsova or Madison Keys.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 7-5. Zahlavova Strycova will face third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.

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