Tennis

Wozniacki advances in Madrid

2011-05-03 19:22
Caroline Wozniacki (Associated Press)

Madrid - Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Wozniacki broke her opponent twice in the first set and three times in the second, while saving eight of the 11 break points she faced.

"Jovanovski is very young and I hadn't played her before," Wozniacki said. "She made some unforced errors, although later in the match she got better and didn't make it easy for me."

Samantha Stosur of Australia also advanced, beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 7-6 (1), 7-5. Stosur also beat Hantuchova in Stuttgart last month.

"I've played some of my best matches of the year on red clay so I'm happy," Stosur said.

On the men's side, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina overcame a hip problem to beat 13th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the second round, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Pere Riba of Spain 6-4, 6-2 to make the third round.

Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion who missed much of last season after having wrist surgery, appeared to struggle in the second set and called a physiotherapist for on-court treatment.

"I have some pain in my hips and I've been trying to play through it, trying to win despite the pain," Del Potro said.

The Argentine player said he has been struggling with the problem since winning Sunday's Estoril Open final against Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Results from the Madrid Open at the Caja Magica tennis center (seedings in parentheses):

Men

Singles

First Round

Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 7-5, 6-2.

Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Viktor Troicki (16), Serbia, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, def. Pablo Andujar, Spain, 6-4, 6-2.

Gilles Simon, France, def. Ivan Ljubicic, Croatia, 7-5, 7-6 (8).

Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 6-2, 6-4.

Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, def. Mikhail Youzhny (13), Russia, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, def. Fernando Verdasco (15), Spain, 7-6 (7), 7-5.

Feliciano Lopez, Spain, def. Milos Raonic, Canada, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. ^Second Round=

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Pere Riba, Spain, 6-4, 6-2.

Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, def. John Isner, United States, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (3).

David Ferrer (6), Spain, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 7-5, 0-6, 6-0.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-3. ^Women= ^Second Round=

Women

Singles

Second Round

Samantha Stosur (5), Australia, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 7-6 (1), 7-5.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, def. Vania King, United States, 6-0, 6-2.

Petra Kvitova (16), Czech Republic, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 6-3, 6-3.

Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-4, 6-4.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Marion Bartoli (11), 7-5, 6-1.

Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (10), Poland, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

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