Stuttgart - Two-time Wimbledon champion
Petra Kvitova swept past qualifier Luisa Chirico 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday to reach
the second round of the WTA Porsche Grand Prix.
The fifth-seeded Kvitova needed only 55
minutes to dismiss the American, winning 17 of 19 first-serve points. The Czech
also faced only one break point.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia rallied to beat
German qualifier Carina Witthoeft 7-6 (3), 6-0. Ivanovic was down a break and
the German served for the first set but could not hold and her game collapsed.
Two other Germans advanced to the second
round of the indoor clay tournament with straight-set wins.
Annika Beck beat "lucky loser"
Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 and qualifier Laura Siegemund defeated Anastasia
Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-0, 7-5, coming back from a break down in the second
Giorgi had replaced Italian countrywoman
Sara Errani, who pulled out with a right-leg injury.
Seventh-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of
Spain defeated Oceane Dodin of France 6-3, 6-0.