Azarenka, Sharapavo in third round of Madrid Open

 

Madrid: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova won their respective matches at the Madrid Open on Tuesday to make it to the third round of the tournament. Azarenka beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 7-6(2) whereas after Maria Sharapova saw off Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-3.

 

In the men’s action Milos Raonic defeated David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-4 in a first round matchup on Tuesday to set up a clash with the former World number one Roger Federer.

 

Jurgen Melzer pulled up an upset victory over the 13th-seeded Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4. He would now meet Stanislas Wawrinka who saw off the Olivier Rochus’ challenge 6-4, 7-6(3).

 

Results:

 

Women: Second round: Ana Ivanovic bt Nadia Petrova 7-5, 6-1; Lucie Safarova bt Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-4.Maria Sharapova bt Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-3; Victoria Azarenka bt Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 7-6(2); Petra Cetkovska bt Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 7-5; Samantha Stosur bt Christina McHale 2-6, 6-4, 6-0; Li Na bt Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-3, 6-1; Angelique Kerber bt Venus Williams 6-4, 6-1.

 

Men: First round: Jurgen Melzer bt Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4; Gilles Simon bt Fabio Fognini 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-3; Milos Raonic bt David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-4; Marcel Granollers bt Carlos Berlocq 7-5, 3-6, 7-5; Juan-Martin del Potro bt Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-2; Gael Monfils bt Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-3; Fernando Verdasco bt Denis Istomin 7-5, 6-2;Federico Delbonis bt Albert Ramos 6-3, 6-2; Radek Stepanek bt Bernard Tomic 6-2, 7-5; Marin Cilic bt Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3; Andreas Seppi bt Michael Llodra 7-5, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka bt Olivier Rochus 6-4, 7-6(3); Alexandr Dolgopolov bt Pablo Andujar 7-6(5), 6-4.

 

By Indian Sports News Network

 

 

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