Peer, Petrova reach 2nd round at Citi Open

Updated: 27 July 2011 10:37 IST

Top-seeded Shahar Peer defeated Japanese qualifier Ryoko Duda 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the inaugural WTA Citi Open.

College Park, Maryland:

Top-seeded Shahar Peer defeated Japanese qualifier Ryoko Duda 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the inaugural WTA Citi Open.

Peer became the highest ranked women's tennis player from Israel earlier this year, but came to College Park having lost four straight first-round matches.

Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia downed qualifier Alexandra Mueller 6-2, 6-2 in the American's first career WTA main draw match. Petrova will next face Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, who defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-2.

China's Shuai Zhang upset fourth-seeded Jelena Dokic of Australia 6-3, 6-4. Dokic had 16 double faults in the loss.

Eighth-seeded Alberta Brianti of Italy ousted Britain's Anne Keothavong 6-3, 6-4. American Madison Brengle advanced to the second round as a qualifier by defeating Melinda Czink of Hungary 7-6 (5), 7-5. Irina Falconi of the United States eased past Belarus' Olga Govortsova 6-3, 6-4.

American Jill Craybas, the oldest player in the field at age 37 advanced over China's Jie Zheng 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; fifth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia defeated Slovakia's Petra Rampre 6-0, 6-2; and Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva beat South African Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.


Related Articles
Chennai Open Renamed Maharashtra Open, To Be Held In Pune From 2018
Chennai Open Renamed Maharashtra Open, To Be Held In Pune From 2018
Possible Wimbledon Match-Fixing Under Investigation by Tennis Anti-Corruption Body
Possible Wimbledon Match-Fixing Under Investigation by Tennis Anti-Corruption Body
Virender Sehwag Admires Roger Federer's Love For Cows
Virender Sehwag Admires Roger Federer's Love For Cows
Show Comments
Advertisement