MADRID: Top seed Serena Williams scraped past Vera Dushevina 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(5) in the second round of the Madrid Open here on Monday.

The results: Women: Second round: Serena Williams bt Vera Dushevina 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(5); Francesca Schiavone bt Sybille Bammer 6-2, 6-1.

First round: Nadia Petrova bt Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Zheng Jie 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Patty Schnyder bt Agnes Szavay 5-2, Szavay retd.; Alisa Kleybanova bt Akgul Amanmuradova 6-3, 6-2; Shuai Peng bt Victoria Azarenka 3-0, Azarenka retd.; Arantxa Parra Santonja bt Virginia Ruano Pascal 6-3, 6-2; Li Na bt Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-0, 6-2; Flavia Pennetta bt Sorona Cirstea 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

Men: First round: Feliciano Lopez bt Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 6-3; Leonardo Mayer bt Julien Benneteau 6-7(9), 7-5, 6-4; Gael Monfils bt Stephane Robert 6-2, 7-5; O. Dolgopolov Jr. bt Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4; Jurgen Melzer bt K. Anderson 6-2 2-6 6-4; David Ferrer bt Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-6(2) . — Agencies

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