WTA China Open: Serena Williams, Carla Suarez-Navarro and Sabine Lisicki all advance


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WTA China Open: Serena Williams, Carla Suarez-Navarro and Sabine Lisicki all advance

Serena Williams beat Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-4 7-5 in a rematch of their US Open round one match at the China Open. Urszula Radwanksa, who caused the upset of 16th seeded Simona Halep, fell in straight sets 4-6 4-6 at the hands of the Russian Maria Kirilenko.

Kirilenko will in turn face Serena Williams in the next round. In other second round matches, Carla Suarez Navarro(12) dismissed the American Qualifier Lauren Davis 6-4 6-2 to advance to the third round and 13th seed Sabine Lisicki had little trouble getting passed Venus Williams.

The German scored a 6-1 6-2 victory. Caroline Wozniacki(6) beat Monica Niculescu 6-3 6-1.