WTA Doha - Sloane Stephens and Marion Bartoli advance to the second round



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WTA Doha - Sloane Stephens and Marion Bartoli advance to the second round

Americna teen Sloane Stephens and Frenchwoman Marion Baroli were the winners on Tuesday at the WTA Qatar Open in Doha. But some big names made an exit too including British teenager Laura Robson, 12th seeded Maria Kirilenko and former world no.

1 Jelena Jankovic. Stephens beat Georgian Anna Tatishvilli in straight sets in her first match since her stnning Australian Open run. Meanwhile, Bartoli, seeded no. 16, scored a marathon two hour win over Francesca Schiavone 7-6, 6-3 in her first match since ending her coaching relationship with her father.


Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 | [11] Nadia Petrova (RUS) d Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 | Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) d Tadeja Majeric (SLO) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 4 | Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d Varvara Lepchenko (USA) | 7 - 6 (8) | 3 - 0 | Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d Ons Jabeur (TUN) 2 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 0 | Monica Niculescu (ROU) d Jelena Jankovic (SRB) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1 | [15] Roberta Vinci (ITA) d Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) | 6 - 2 | 2 - 1 | Urszula Radwanska (POL) d Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 0 | Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d Laura Robson (GBR) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 1 | Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) d [12] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) | 3 - 0 | Timea Babos (HUN) d Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 | Romina Oprandi (SUI) d Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) | 7 - 6 (2) | 7 - 5 | [17] Lucie Safarova (CZE) d Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 3 | Christina McHale (USA) d Vera Dushevina (RUS) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 2 |