Top seeds Vinci, Goerges, Jankovic advance

Oct. 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Top seeds Roberta Vinci, Julia Goerges and Jelena Jankovic each posted first-round wins Tuesday at the Luxembourg Open tennis event.

Italy's Vinci, who won the event in 2010, got past Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-0, 2-6, 6-0, while second-seeded Goerges of Germany moved on with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa.

Meanwhile, Serbia's Jankovic won in a walkover when China's Peng Shuai retired in the first set due to a right shoulder injury.

Also logging a Day 2 victory at CK Sportcenter Kockelscheuer was American Venus Williams, who fired five aces in 6-3, 6-1 rout of Swiss wild card Belinda Bencic.

Elsewhere Tuesday, No. 5 seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany -- the Luxembourg runner-up in 2009 -- was upended by Belgian wild card Kirsten Flipkens 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 6 Sorana Cirstea of Romania dispatched Croatia's Petra Martic 6-2, 6-2.

Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain and German qualifier Annika Beck also logged triumphs Tuesday.

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