Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Serena progresses through, Sharapova wins

World number one and defending champion Serena Williams continued her serene progress at the Madrid Open when she eased past Spanish wildcard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2 7-5 in the second round. Williams was joined in the third round by Ana Ivanovic after the Serbian sixteenth seed triumphed South African qualifier Chenelle Scheepers 6-2 6-2. Maria Sharapova eased past 21-year-old American Christina McHale 6-1, 6-2 while Marion Bartoli of France overcame a fall to beat qualifier Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Yaroslava Shvedova and Anabel Medina Garrigues also secured their places in round 3 against each other. Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sabine Lisicki upset Nadia Petrova and Dominica Cibulkova in their second round matches.

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