|Posted on August 10, 2011 at 5:35 PM|
Lucie is through into Round 3 at Rogers Cup in Toronto
WTA NEWS | 10 August 2011
The world No 1 and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki lost to Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-5 in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup last night.
Wozniacki, who has won a WTA-leading five titles this year, was up 5-1 in the second set and looking to rally from a set down. However, the No 22-ranked Italian stormed back with three break points to complete the upset.
Meanwhile, the former No 1 Serena Williams and the fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova both survived scares to advance.
Williams pulled out a tough second set to beat Julia Goerges 6-1, 7-6 (7), and Sharapova edged 19-year-old Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-1, 7-5 in a chilly evening match.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic beat Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic in a match that had to be moved from Centre Court after the wind blew a light onto the surface.
A scheduled matchup between the top two Chinese players was cancelled when Peng Shuai pulled out of her second-round match against the world No 6 Li Na with a left hip injury. Peng, who came into the match ranked No 16, said she first sustained the injury last week in San Diego.
Earlier in the day, the eighth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy eased into the third round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.
In other matches, the Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-3, and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic ousted Romania's Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4.
Great job Sweet Lucie. Keep on going!