Ekaterina Makarova lost her second straight match this week.
Sofia, Bulgaria (SportsNetwork.com) -
Top seed Ekaterina Makarova lost her second straight match this week during round-robin action at the $750,000 WTA Tournament of Champions.
Sixth-seeded Frenchwoman Alize Cornet doused the Russian U.S. Open semifinalist Makarova in 6-1, 6-4 fashion on the indoor hardcourt at Armeets Arena.
Meanwhile, another upset came when fourth-seeded German Andrea Petkovic downed second-seeded Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3 in Thursday's nightcap. Petkovic is the first player to qualify for Saturday's semifinals in Sofia.