Azarenka through to third round in Beijing

Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM   |   Comments

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BEIJING, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka capped Tuesday's women's play at the China Open with a second-round win.

Azarenka, despite five double faults, defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-2. Azarenka had five breaks in nine receiving games, easily offsetting the two breaks she suffered.

Defending champion and world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska had little trouble in a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Zhang Shuai. Radwanska did lose her serve once in the second set but that was the only break-point chance she allowed Zhang.

Julia Goerges outlasted eighth-seeded Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 7-5, saving 10 break points in the process. She finished off three of her six break opportunities, including both in the third set.

No. 5-seeded Angelique Kerber won 60 percent of the points in a 6-2, 6-0 romp over Lara Arruabarrena-Veci and seventh-seeded Li Na dispatched Nadia Petrova 6-1, 6-2 behind five breaks.

Also, ninth-seeded Marion Bartoli beat Ayumi Morita 6-4, 6-3 and 10th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki controlled the third set in a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win over Hsieh Su-Wei.

Other second-round winners Tuesday were Romina Oprandi, Jelena Jankovic and Lourdes Dominguez-Lino.

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