Timea Babos struggles continue at Mallorca Open
Timea Babos once again fell at the first hurdle as Kristyna Pliskova overcame her at the Mallorca Open.
Hungarian Babos, the eighth seed in Spain, had lost in the first round at each of her previous five WTA Tour events and this 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory for Czech Pliskova means Babos remains winless on the circuit since her last win in April.
Second seed Anastasija Sevastova was a 7-6 (7/2) 5-7 6-1 winner over Belgian Elise Mertens in the only other first-round match that was completed, with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's contest against Sara Sorribes Tormo due to be finished on Tuesday after the two won one set apiece before bad light forced them off.
MALLORCA OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES ROUND 1 RESULTS
Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 8-Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-2 3-6 6-3
2-Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Elise Mertens (Belgium) 7-6(2) 5-7 6-1