26
Mar
11

Ivanovic makes an impressive start, but how far will she go?

Ana beat Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-0 in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The 23-year-old quickly found her feet against the elder Japanese, hitting freely to all corners of the court. The 19th seed will next meet France’s Virginie Razzano in round four.

Kim Clijsters won her first match of the Sony Ericsson Open over qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova. The mother of one and 2011 Australian Open champion closed out the match in 50 minutes, allowing Yakimova to take only two games. Clijsters claimed the first set 6-1 and broke Yakimova to go up 4-1 in the second set. At 5-2, with Clijsters up 30-0, Yakimova won two points in a row to hold off a break, but Clijsters answered with two points to take the match 6-1, 6-1. The No. 2 seed could face Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the next round.

Other winners in the day session were No.9 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No.12 seed Petra Kvitova, No.15 seed Marion Bartoli, No.24 seed Maria Kirilenko, No.25 seed Dominika Cibulkova, No.28 seed Jarmila Groth and unseeded players Virginie Razzano, Ekaterina Makarova and Lourdes Domínguez Lino. Razzano pulled off the biggest upset of the day so far, edging No.14 seed Kaia Kanepi in a competitive two-setter, 63 76(5). In her first match since reaching the final of Indian Wells last week and making it back into the Top 10, Bartoli beat Ayumi Morita in a see-saw duel, 63 26 61. Bartoli lost seven of eight games from 63 10 up, finding herself down 1-0 in the third set; but she caught fire again and reeled off six games in a row to win.

Kirilenko also pulled off a comeback win, winning 11 straight games from 75 31 down to dispatch qualifier Sania Mirza, 57 63 60. Next up for Kirilenko is Radwanska –

 

 

 

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