Suyigama, Jankovic upset in first round

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

It was a day of upsets at the Wismilak International as Ai Sugiyama, Chanda Rubin, and Jelena Jankovic all fell in the first round to unheralded opponents.

Suyigama, Jankovic upset in first round

Bali: It was a day of upsets at the Wismilak International as Ai Sugiyama, Chanda Rubin, and Jelena Jankovic all fell in the first round to unheralded opponents. Second-seeded Sugiyama from Japan lost to her 165th-ranked compatriot Aiko Nakamura 6-4, 7-6 (7/1) in the opening match on centre court. Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded American Rubin went out in straight sets to Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-1 6-4, while Indonesian Angelique Widjaja struggled hard to eliminate eighth-seeded Jankovic from Serbia-Montenegro 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Fourth-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia easily advanced to the second round when her Japanese opponent, Akiko Morigami, retired due to a right wrist injury, giving her a 6-2, 3-1 victory. In second round matches, seventh-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina survived a first-set defeat before beating Italian Flavia Pennetta 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, while South Korean Cho Yoon-jeong stopped Kristina Brandi of Puerto Rico, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. In the doubles competition, the Russia-Spain pair of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeated Marta Domachowska of Poland and Galina Voskoboeva of Russia, 6-4, 6-3, while Australian duo of Casey Dellacqua and Nicole Sewell outplayed Indonesians Ayu Fani Damayanti and Septi Mende 7-5, 6-4. (AP)

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