Petkovic progresses in Cincy
Tue, 16 Aug 08:23:00 2011
After dropping the first set, the ninth-seeded German was forced to dig deep but having secured a tense tie-break in the second she went on to claim the decider with ease.
Ana Ivanovic, seeded 15, had no trouble in seeing off American qualifier Alexa Glatch 6-0 6-2 while 14th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova registered a routine 6-3 6-4 win over Jill Craybas of the US. The Russian will now play Czech Petra Cetkovska after she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 2-6 6-2 6-2.
Australian Anastasia Rodionova booked a date with Maria Sharapova in the second round after destroying Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-0 6-0 while China's Zheng Jie saw off German Julia Goerges 6-2 1-6 6-4.
Lucie Safarova beat Klara Zakopalova 6-2 6-2 in an all-Czech encounter to earn the right to play Li Na while Russia's Ekaterina Makarova will meet compatriot and second seed Vera Zvonareva after beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 7-5 6-3.
Italian Sara Errani ended American Sloane Stephens's tournament with a 6-1 7-5 win, and there were also victories for Petra Martic of Croatia, Chanelle Scheeper of South Africa, Israel's Shahar Peer and Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine.
WTA Cincinnati†: Round 1