THE number one seed and last year's champion have suffered shock losses at the second William Loud Bendigo International.
Top-seeded American Irina Falconi was stunned by Ema Mikulcic 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the round of 16 on Thursday.
It was the Croatian's second big name scalp in as many days.
The world no. 638 defeated former Isabella Holland in the first round.
Meanwhile, Brighton's Tammi Patterson created waves with her fighting victory over 2012 winner Arina Rodionova.
Patterson lost the first set 2-6, but turned it around to clinch the next two sets 6-3 6-3.