WTA Rome - Favourites advance as Mattek-Sands falters- View: 1396 by Prakash
The top seeds all won in Rome on Thursday as the Italian Open headed to an exciting weekend. World no. 1 Caroline Wozniakci was in good form as she beat Aussie Anastasia Rodionova for the loss of just 2 games. Wozniacki is looking for a confidence-bossting win ahead of the French Open after suffering back to back losses to Julia Goerges.
In-form Victoria Azarenka beat local Sarra Errani 6-1, 6-2 while Jelena Jankovic, Ni La and Sam Stosur also won their second round matches. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands was beaten on Thursday by powerful Aussie Jamila Gajdosova.
The recently divorced Aussie won 6-2, 6-4.
INTERNAZIONALI BNL D'ITALIA
Rome, Italy - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Singles - Second Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 62 60
(3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d.
Iveta Benesova (CZE) 61 75
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (8) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 36 62 61
(Q) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 63
(10) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 63 75
(Q) Polona Hercog (SLO) d.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 62 64
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (WC) Romina Oprandi (ITA) 75 61
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (WC) Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 64