The opening day of the main draw at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple produced a number of match-ups which would have been worthy of any final including a repeat of the 2013 final. In that match, top seed Kristyna Pliskova avenged her defeat to Marta Sirotkina in 2013 at the Tarka Tennis Centre,. In a high quality match the Czech left-hander prevailed 6-3, 6-4 to set up a second round clash with British qualifier Natasha Hillyer. Ahead of the Pliskova / Sirotkina match, court two had seen an impressive Naomi Broady dispatch former top 30 player Sofia Arvidsson. Broady, the British number three and third seed in Barnstaple, steamed into a 4-0 lead in the opening set, but despite being pinned back to 4-3, prevailed for a 6-3, 6-4 victory, and now plays Turkish number two Pemra Ozgen. A host of former top 100 players were also in action, with Andrea Hlavackova, who has been ranked three in the world at doubles and is currently 16, a stand out performer on Tuesday. A third Brit, wildcard Beth Askew, has also made it through to the second round, while although Axminsters Emma Hurst, who had qualified for her first main draw singles appearance at this level, lost to the highly experienced French player Julie Coin, University of Bath teammate Elaine Genovese has made it through to the quarter-final of the doubles. Play starts Wednesday at 11am with some top quality matches on show. For ticket information, visit www.tarkatennis.net or phone 01271 277701.