Seven of the top eight seeds made it through to the quarter finals at the Harrow LA Open with Mexico’s Diana Elise Garcia Fierro upsetting the seeds by beating Germany’s 8th seed Sina Wall. Wall is on the comeback from serious injury, having been out of the game for 18 months.
Olivia Blatchford and Sabrina Sobhy were both stretched to five games in their first round matches. Blatchford won the all American battle with Kristen Lange while the younger Sobhy sister edged Switzerland’s Gaby Huber.
The top 4 seeds moved through with relative ease, although Sam Cornett did drop the first game against France’s Cyrielle Peltier. Top seed Amanda Sobhy will be looking for her 4th title of 2013.