October 17, 1996 |
Top-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain was knocked out of the European Indoors tournament Wednesday, losing, 6-4, 6-4, to Belgium's Sabine Appelmans at Zurich, Switzerland. Appelmans broke Martinez to lead, 5-4, and held serve to take the first set. The Belgian then opened the second set with consecutive breaks to go ahead, 4-0. Martinez was able to break back narrowing the gap to 5-4, but Appelmans held serve to close the set.