Second-round action completed on Thursday at the Nature Valley Classic and while defending champion Petra Kvitova progressed past Daria Gavrilova 6-2 6-2, top seed Garbine Muguruza was upset by Barbora Strycova 6-2 6-4. Fifth seed Julia Goerges defeated Ashleigh Barty 7-6(6) 6-3 and Lesia Tsurenko eliminated sixth seed Daria Kasatkina 1-6 6-3 6-3. Our photographer Jimmie48 was there at all these matches (I apologize for a delay in publishing the pics).
MORE WTA PHOTOS FROM BIRMINGHAM:
- Wednesday: Rybarikova, Jakupovic, Svitolina, Buzarnescu reach quarterfinals
- Tuesday: Muguruza, Kvitova, Svitolina successfully start grasscourt season
- Monday: Qualifying completes, first round kicks off
- Saturday & Sunday: Kvitova, Svitolina, Muguruza arrive, Bouchard progresses in qualifying