facebook
twitter
search
search

Peer, Wickmayer advance to 3rd round

April 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 5 (UPI) -- Israel's Shahar Peer and Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium were among the winners in second-round action Tuesday at the Family Circle Cup tennis event.

The fifth-seeded Peer breezed into the third round, posting a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson.

Wickmayer likewise had little trouble advancing, downing China's Jie Zheng in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0, on the green clay courts in Charleston, S.C.

Also moving on in Tuesday's play were No. 11 Peng Shuai of China, who bested Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-1, and Chanelle Scheepers, who got past Jill Craybas by a 6-3, 6-2 score.

Twelfth-seeded Julia Goerges moved on when Czech qualifier Eva Birnerova retired in the third set while leading 1-6, 7-5, 2-0.

No. 8 Russian Alisa Kleybanova, meanwhile, fell to 18-year-old American Christina McHale 6-1, 6-0.

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