Sharapova and Davenport win in Amelia

April 8, 2008 at 9:27 PM   |   0 comments

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Top seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round Tuesday at the Bausch & Lomb Championships and three-time champion Lindsay Davenport also won.

Russian Sharapova defeated Czech qualifier Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 6-1, 6-3. The Australian Open champion and former world No. 1 Sharapova is 19-1 this season, including winning two tournaments. She missed the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami because of a shoulder injury.

Davenport beat fellow American Vania King 6-2, 6-3. The three-time Grand Slam event titlist and former world No. 1 star won this event in 1997, 2004 and 2005.

In a second-round upset, Olga Govortsova of Belarus defeated fourth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Also in second-round play Tuesday, eighth-seeded Hungarian Agnes Szavay beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-1; 12th-seeded Slovenian Katerina Srebotnik beat Taipei's Yung-Jan Chen 6-4, 6-0; and 13th-seeded Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano beat Poland's Marta Domachowska 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4.

Also, 14th-seeded Belarusian Victoria Azarenka beat Italian Sara Errani 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; and 15th-seeded Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues beat Hungarian Melinda Czink 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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