Tennis

Clijsters books quarters spot

2012-06-19 17:29
Kim Clijsters (File)

Den Bosch, Netherlands - Belgium's Kim Clijsters advanced to the Unicef Open quarter-finals with an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine on Tuesday.

The win on grass a week ahead of Wimbledon was just Clijsters's second since returning from a three-month hip injury. She lost the opening set to Romina Oprandi on Sunday and struggled in the second before taking control of that match.

"Bondarenko's playing style suits me a lot better," she said.

Clijsters played more aggressively and saved the only break point she faced.

Among the men, top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain beat Pierre-Ludovic Duclos of Canada 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round match.

Results on Tuesday in the s-Hertogenbosch ATP/WTA grasscourt tournament (x denotes seeded player):

Men

First round

David Ferrer (ESP x1) bt Pierre-Ludovic Duclos (CAN) 6-4, 6-4
Lukasz Kubot (POL x8) bt Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-1, 6-2
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS x7) 6-4, 6-4
Flavio Cipolla (ITA) bt Potito Starace (ITA) 4-2 - retired
Xavier Malisse (BEL) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB x2) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

Women

First round

Daria Gavrilova (RUS) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-1, 6-2
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB x7) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Second round

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x3) bt Shahar Peer (ISR) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)
Nadia Petrova (RUS x8) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 7-5, 6-3
Urszula Radwanska (POL) bt Flavia Pennetta (ITA x4) 6-1, 6-1
Kim Clijsters (BEL) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6-2, 6-1

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