Sport Suarez Navarro blitzes Beck, Bertens advances

00:05  18 july  2017
00:05  18 july  2017 Source:   Omnisport

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CarlaSuarezNavarro - cropped: Carla Suarez Navarro celebrating © Provided by Omnisport Carla Suarez Navarro celebrating

Carla Suarez Navarro began her Bucharest Open campaign by thrashing Annika Beck, while Kiki Bertens came through a first-round match at the Ladies Championship Gstaad unscathed.

Suarez Navarro is seeded second in Romania and required under 54 minutes to move past Beck, racing to a 6-0 6-1 victory.

Beck finally got on the board after failing to hold serve five times in succession, ensuring she avoided a double-bagel before the Spaniard wrapped up the win with a break to love.

Ekaterina Alexandrova was the only other seed in action and she had to come from behind to defeat Barbora Krejcikova 4-6 6-0 6-2, while there were also wins for Cagla Buyukakcay, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Jaqueline Cristian and Nadia Podoroska.

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3rd seed Simona Halep, the favourite to win the French Open, looked like a potential champion in Paris as she thrashed 21st seed Carla Suarez Navarro , 6-1, 6-1 to record her first victory over the Spaniard on clay, after losing the previous five encounters on the red dirt.

Bertens was not quite as dominant as Suarez Navarro in Switzerland, but a 6-3 6-1 triumph against Aleksandra Krunic ensured safe passage for the number two seed.

The Dutchwoman will face Anna Zaja in the second round after the qualifier surprised Patricia Maria Tig 6-2 6-3.

It was by no means routine for fourth seed Mona Barthel, though, as she was downed 4-6 6-3 6-3 by Maria Sakkari, although Carina Witthoft - seeded sixth - beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

Will Avan Jogia be Guy Ritchie's Aladdin? Victorious star sparks race row for 'auditioning' .
He rose to fame as Beck Oliver in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, where he starred alongside Ariana Grande, but fans of Avan Jogia were recently stirred by rumours of him being cast as the lead in upcoming Disney flick Aladdin. After the 25-year-old's loyal followers demanded he was given a chance to audition for the role, Jogia sent in an tape for the Guy Ritchie-directed film, according to Just Jared. Jogia – who recently walked in the Dolce and Gabbana fashion show – has disappointed his 1.78m Twitter followers by seemingly denying the rumour now, tweeting: "Though I am flattered by all the support, there is something to be said about not believing everything you can read." His fans were quick to make comments about his post, with one person replying: "Please be Aladdin". A second wrote: "Not going to lie, I would love to see Avan in that role. Ppl been saying it for years." Others debated on the merits of Canadian-born Jogia's British-Indian heritage not being the right fit, with a third putting: "If you don't get the part for not being Arab, I don't get it. Will Smith is Genie and he's not Arab. Tom Hardy might be Jafar and he's not." Someone else said: "he isn't arab so no". Others even claimed that Aladdin was originally Chinese, with one user adding: "In the original story of Aladdin, he is Chinese. Look it up.

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