Article

Venus breezes through, Flipkens out in Florianopolis

27 February 2013 01:26

Williams, now ranked 20th in the world, needed just 79 minutes to beat Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3 6-3 following a rain delay on Monday.

The American top seed hit three aces and won 75 percent of points behind her first serve, while Lucic-Baroni was left to rue seven double faults.

Meanwhile, Russia's Olga Puchkova caused the upset of the day, defeating Belgian third seed Kirsten Flipkens 2-6 6-4 6-4.

Slovakian fifth seed Magdalena Rybarikova was more fortunate, accounting for Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3 6-0.

French seventh seed Kristina Mladenovic prevailed 6-3 6-4 over Britain's Anne Keothavong, while local wildcard Beatriz Haddad Maia overcame Connie Hsu of the United States 6-1 6-2.

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza Blanco brushed aside German Kristina Barrois 6-2 6-2, and Hungary's Timea Babos won 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 against Russian Valeria Savinykh.

Germany's Tatjana Malek earned a 6-4 6-2 win over local hope Teliana Pereira, while in the day's final match Slovakian Jana Cepelova upset eight seed Annika Beck 7-6 (8-6) 6-4.

Latest news

27 May 2017

 05:28
 04:05
 03:45
 03:12
 02:19
 01:54
 01:16
 00:54
 00:41
 00:33
 00:30
 00:22
 00:00

26 May 2017

 23:48
 23:19
 23:02
 22:31
 22:10
 21:55
 21:51
 21:12
 20:18
 20:12
 19:58
 19:44
 19:41
 19:33
 18:51
 18:47
 18:44
 18:37
 18:15
 18:02
 17:54
 17:53
 17:44
 17:39
 17:28
 17:24
 17:23
 17:10
 17:07
 17:04
 16:57
 16:38
 16:27
 16:15
 16:00
 16:00
 15:58
 15:33
 15:32
 15:15
 15:13
 15:11
 15:05
 15:00
 14:59
 14:35
 14:33
 14:32
 14:31
 14:25
 14:11
 14:10
 14:00
 13:57
 13:50
 13:47
 13:39