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2011 Rogers Cup Toronto - Lucie Safarova also a winner in Round 2

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!

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