WTA TOKYO- Radwanska survives, Suarez Navarro, Kvitova and Cibulkova stunned in the second round



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WTA TOKYO- Radwanska survives, Suarez Navarro, Kvitova and Cibulkova stunned in the second round

Tennis- Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska had a narrow escape but fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro, sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova and seventh seed Petra Kvitova faced upset losses in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open WTA Tournament in Tokyo.

Olympic gold medallist Puig edged Kvitova whereas former World No.1 Wozniacki defeated Suarez Navarro in a very close match. 2-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova was looking for a revenge against Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, who had beaten Kvitova in semifinals of Rio Olympics, before beating World No.1 Angelique Kerber in the final.

Kvitova took the first set easily 6-1 as she did not face any break point and broke her opponent twice. But Puig repeated her heroics of Olympics and won the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 to stun the Czech player once again. She second seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who survived a scare against Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova and won a very close 3 set match 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Former World No.1 Wozniacki took on the fourth seed Carla Suarez Navarro. Wozniacki led the Spaniard 4-1 in head to head record and had won last three meetings between them, including the one in Tokyo Quarterfinals two years back.

This time first set was close and was decided by tie-break, which Wozniacki won 7-4. Suarez Navarro levelled the match by taking the second set 6-4. The third set was also close as both players tried their best to outsmart each other but at the end it was Wozniacki who took the third set 6-4 to go through.

She will face the winner of Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva and Poland's Migda Linette next. Japanese wildcard Naomi Osaka made the biggest upset of the day as she stunned sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

She will play third seed Karolina Pliskova or Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich next. FULL RESULTS ON NEXT PAGE Also Read: WTA TOKYO- Madison Keys stunned, Petra Kvitova progresses