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Serena eases through; Monaco downs Tipsarevic

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SMOOTH SAILING:Monaco stunned Tipsarevic in straight sets.— PHOTO: AFP
SMOOTH SAILING:Monaco stunned Tipsarevic in straight sets.— PHOTO: AFP

World No.1 Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Madrid Open with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Spain’s Lourdes Dominguez Lino on Tuesday.

Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame a fighting Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4 to progress to the women’s doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic became the first seed in the ATP Masters to fall on Tuesday as he was beaten by Juan Monaco.

The results: ATP Masters & WTA Open: Men: Second round: Daniel Gimeno-Traver bt Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-4.

First round: Mikhail Youzhny bt Fabio Fognini 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(5); Juan Monaco bt Janko Tipsarevic 7-6(5) 6-3; Mikhail Youzhny bt Fabio Fognini 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(5); Stanislas Wawrinka bt Marius Copil 6-4, 6-4.

Tommy Haas bt Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2; Daniel Gimeno bt Feliciano Lopez 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; John Isner bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5, 7-6(8); Nicolas Almagro bt Tobias Kamke 6-4 (abandoned).

Women: Second round: Serena Williams bt Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2, 7-5; Marion Bartoli bt Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Yaroslava Shvedova bt Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Sara Errani bt Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; Laura Robson bt Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-1.

First round: Victoria Azarenka bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6(8), 7-6(3). — Agencies

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