Sydney, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top-seeded and defending champion
Agnieszka Radwanska and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki were ousted in
the second round at the Sydney International tennis event on Tuesday, while
former Wimbledon titlist Petra Kvitova moved on.
Radwanska was dominated in a 7-5, 6-2 loss to American qualifier Bethanie
Mattek-Sands, while Czech Lucie Safarova took out the sixth-seeded Wozniacki
6-4, 7-6 (9-7) on the hardcourts at NSW Tennis Centre.
Meanwhile, the second-seeded Kvitova blitzed American qualifier Christina
McHale 6-1, 6-0, third-seeded Sara Errani dismissed American qualifier Lauren
Davis, 7-5, 6-2, and fifth-seeded German Angelique Kerber had little trouble
in a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Estonian Kaia Kanepi.
American Madison Keys was a 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) winner against Croatian wild
card Ajla Tomljanovic, while Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro grabbed a 7-6
(7-4), 6-3 win against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, and Bulgarian qualifier
Tsvetana Pironkova blitzed American lucky loser Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-2.
Wednesday's quarterfinals will pit Kvitova against Safarova, Errani versus
Pironkova, Kerber against Suarez Navarro, and Mattek-Sands versus her fellow
This is the final tune-up for the Australian Open. The first Grand Slam event
of 2014 is set to get underway Monday in Melbourne.
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