Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Stosur, Kvitova, Wozniacki ease through
Grand slam winners Samantha Stosur and Petra Kvitova strolled into the second round of the Dubai championships with straight sets wins. Australian seventh seed Former US Open champion Stosur beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-1 while former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova thumped Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 6-1. Eighth seed former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was similarly dominant in beating Lucie Safarova 6-2 6-2. Sara Errani of Italy knocked out last year's finalist Julia Goerges earlier to set up a clash against Sorana Cirstea.