facebook
twitter
search
search

Kirilenko cruises in Kolkata tournament

Sept. 17, 2007 at 4:01 PM

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko recorded an easy straight-set victory Monday in opening the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in India.

Kirilenko cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Neha Uberoi and into the second round of the tournament for a match with Ekaterina Ivanova. Ivanova was pushed in her 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over Naomi Cavaday.

No. 8-seeded Yung-Jan Chan posted a very impressive 6-0, 6-0 romp over local favorite Kyra Shroff. Chan is paired against Jarmila Gajdosova, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Youlia Fedossova on Monday, in the second round.

Also Monday, Casey Dellacqua defeated Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2, 6-3.

Marion Bartoli is the top seed for the Sunfeast Open while Daniela Hantuchova, the runner-up in a tournament in Indonesia last week, is seeded second.

Defending champion Martina Hingis passed the Sunfeast Open this year.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback