Eleonora Molinaro; Credit: Jan McIntyre

Luxembourg tennis players Mandy Minella and Eleonora Molinaro both lost their doubles matches at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open on Thursday afternoon. 

For her part, world no. 275 Eleonora Molinaro (WTA doubles no. 516) paired up with Polish tennis player Katarzyna Piter (doubles 232) to play against US-Brazilian duo Hayley Carter (doubles 77) and Luisa Stefani (doubles 80). The match ended 6-0, 6-3 to Hayley Carter and Luisa Stefani.

Similarly, world no. 168 Mandy Minella (doubles 113) and her Swiss doubles partner Xenia Knoll (doubles 90) lost 2-6, 6-7 to Kaitlyn Christian (US; doubles 73) and Alexa Guarachi (Chile; doubles 65).

Other doubles matches on Thursday afternoon saw victories for Czech duo Kristyna Pliskova (doubles 63) and Renata Voracova (doubles 55) (6-1, 6-4) against the Netherlands' Lesley Kerkhove (doubles 166) and Bibiane Schoofs (doubles 130), and for US duo Coco Gauff (doubles 98) and Catherine Mcnally (doubles 88) (6-4, 6-4) against Anna Blinkova (Russia; doubles 52) and Miyu Kato (Japan; doubles 82).

In the singles matches, world no. 26 Julia Goerges (Germany), Monica Puig (Puerto Rico; no. 84), Anna Blinkova (Russia; no. 66), Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia; no. 63) and Antonia Lottner (Germany; no. 210) were Thursday's winners.