Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Ivanovic wins champions clash
Ana Ivanovic, 3rd seed, beat Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium to reach second round of WTA Generali Ladies Linz. Ivanovic, champion in 2008 and 2010, had to overcome a 1-3 deficit in the second set against former top 20 opponent Wickmayer , champion in 2009. Final score was 6-2,6-4 in Serbian's favor. In other first round matches Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium overcame Donna Vekic of Croatia 2-6,6-2,6-2 meanwhile 4th seed Carla Suarez Navarro outclassed Kristyna Pliskova 6-2,6-3. Last year's finalist Julia Goerges of Germany was eliminated in the opening round by Italian Camila Giorgi.