Hampton wins; Oudin exits Birmingham

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Updated: June 11, 2013

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Rising American Jamie Hampton was an opening-round upset winner, while defending champion Melanie Oudin was sent packing Monday at the $235,000 Aegon Classic, a grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.

The world No. 42 Hampton subdued 10th-seeded Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-3, while Croatian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic drilled the struggling American Oudin 6-3, 6-1 at Edgbaston Priory Club. Hampton made a surprise run into the round of 16 at the French Open last week. Oudin defeated former world No. 1, 2007 champion and 2005 runner-up Jelena Jankovic in last year’s Birmingham finale.

In other Day-1 action involving seeds, Belgian qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck took out No. 11 Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-4, 6-0, No. 13 Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia overcame Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. and No. 16 Magdalena Rybarikova of the Slovak Republic dismissed British wild card Melanie South 6-4, 6-2. Rybarikova titled here in 2009.

In other action involving Americans in Birmingham, Madison Keys came back to beat Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Bulgarian grass-court specialist Tsvetana Pironkova leveled Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-1; Czech Kristyna Pliskova battled back to best Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5; and qualifier Alison Riske erased British wild card Anne Keothavong 7-5, 6-2.

The top seed here is Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, who will open her stay against Tomljanovic.

This week’s winner will collect $40,000.

MONDAY’S FIRST ROUND MATCHES

Jamie Hampton def. Su-Wei Hsieh (10), 6-2, 6-3
Alison Van Uytvanck def. Ayumi Morita (11), 6-4, 6-0
Bojana Jovanovski (13) def. Eugenie Bouchard, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Magdalena Rybarikova (16) def. Melanie South, 6-4, 6-2
Ajla Tomljanovic def. Melanie Oudin, 6-3, 6-1
Mathilde Johansson def. Petra Cetkovska, 7-5, 6-2
Madison Keys def. Lesia Tsurenko, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Vesna Dolonc def. Maria Joao Koehler, 6-7 (8-10), 6-0, 6-3
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Lauren Davis, 6-2, 6-1
Donna Vekic def. Camila Giorgi, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Kristyna Pliskova def. Coco Vandeweghe, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni def. Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 6-2
Alla Kudryavtseva def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Alison Riske def. Anne Keothavong, 7-5, 6-2
Nadiya Kichenok def. Timea Babos, 6-3, 6-4
Marina Erakovic def. Elina Svitolina, 6-0, 6-1

TUESDAY’S FIRST ROUND MATCHES

Yanina Wickmayer (9) vs. Yulia Putintseva
Kristina Mladenovic (12) vs. Tara Moore
Heather Watson (14) vs. Melinda Czink
Francesca Schiavone (15) vs. Anna Tatishvili
Casey Dellacqua vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Kurumi Nara vs. Johanna Konta
Andrea Hlavackova vs. Olga Puchkova
Maria Sanchez vs. Jana Cepelova

TUESDAY’S SECOND ROUND MATCHES

Tamira Paszek (4) vs. Alison Riske
Mona Barthel (6) vs. Vesna Dolonc
Urszula Radwanska (8) vs. Donna Vekic
Jamie Hampton vs. Madison Keys