Ana Ivanovic and Sara Errani debut with straight set wins in Monterrey



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Ana Ivanovic and Sara Errani debut with straight set wins in Monterrey

Top seeds Ana Ivanovic and Sara Errani defeated qualifier Nicole Vaidisova and American Lauren Davis in the 1st round of the Monterrey Open on Tuesday. It was a terrible day for American players with 4 defeats in 4 matches.

In addition to Davis, who won just 3 games against Errani, 6th seed Alison Riske only won 4 games against former Major finalist Vera Zvonareva, Shelby Rogers only won 2 against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, while Bettanie Mattek-Sands was the only American to win a set before falling in 3 to Francesca Schiavone.

In the second round, Ivanovic will play French Paulina Parmentier while Errani will take to court against Hungarian qualifier Timea Babos. All the results: [1] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d [Q] Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 6 - 1, 7 - 6 (4)
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) d Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 3 - 6, 6 - 4, 6 - 1
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d [6] Alison Riske (USA) 6 - 4, 6 - 0
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 6 - 4, 6 - 4
[2] Sara Errani (ITA) d Lauren Davis (USA) 6 - 0, 6 - 3
[Q] Timea Babos (HUN) d Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 6 - 4, 6 - 3
[4] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 7 - 6 (8), 3 - 6, 6 - 4
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d Shelby Rogers (USA) 6 - 2, 6 - 0
[Q] Urszula Radwanska (POL) d Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 7 - 6, 7 - 6 (3)
[8] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d [WC] Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 6 - 3, 3 - 6, 7 - 5
Polona Hercog (SLO) d [WC] Ana Sofia Sanchez (MEX) 6 - 2, 6 - 3
[WC] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d [Q] Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 3 - 6, 7 - 6 (3), 6 - 4
[3] Caroline Garcia (FRA) d Karin Knapp (ITA) 7 - 5, 7 - 6 (5)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) d Kiki Bertens (NED) 6 - 3, 6 - 2 Follow Filippo on Twitter @FilippoScala1