WTA Tour

Azarenka downs King in Cincy

2013-08-13 21:00
Victoria Azarenka (AFP)

Second seed Victoria Azarenka booked the first of the third round spots after a bye as she defeated American Vania King 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) at the WTA Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.

In the first round, Germans Mona Barthel and Andrea Petkovic got wins, with Barthel beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 and Petkovic knocking out Daniela Hantuchova 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Results on Tuesday from the ATP and WTA Western and Southern Open (x denotes seed):

Men's singles:

First round:

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x10) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Benot Paire (FRA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-3
Tommy Haas (GER x11) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Robredo (ESP) bt Thomaz Belluci (BRA) 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (9/7), 6-2

Women's singles:

First round:
Mona Barthel (GER) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-3, 6-4
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) bt Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Second round:

Victoria Azarenka (BLR x2) bt Vania King (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (8/6)


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