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Williams advanced to the second
round of the Swedish Open by
beating Sesil Karatancheva of
Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2 yesterday.
Williams broke Karatancheva s
serve five times, twice in the first
set and three times in the second,
to advance at the clay-court tour-
nament on Sweden s west coast.
She will next face Anna Tatishvili
of Georgia, who beat 16-year-old
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 2-
6, 6-4, 6-4.
Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova
of the Czech Republic, sixth-seeded
Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, Mathil-
da Johansson of France, Teliana
Pereira of Brazil, Richel Hogenkamp
of the Netherlands and Andrea
Gamiz of Venezuela also advanced.
CARLSBAD---Tennis Hall of Famer
Martina Hingis plans to come out
of retirement and play doubles at
the Southern California Open.
Hingis will play with Daniela Han-
tuchova of Slovakia.
The 32-year-old Hingis will be
making her first WTA tournament
appearance since September 2007.
The former No 1 player in the
world was often troubled by foot
injuries. She retired for the second
time in 2007, when she drew a two-
year suspension for testing positive
for cocaine at Wimbledon. Hingis
denied taking the drug but did not
appeal the ruling.
Hingis won 43 career WTA singles
titles, including five Grand Slam sin-
gles championships and 37 career
WTA doubles titles, including nine
Grand Slam doubles championships.
The tournament is July 27-
August 4. (AP)
Hingis returns to play
doubles at SoCal Open
US tennis player Serena Williams returns a ball to Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan during their first round
women's single match at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, yesterday. Williams won
6-1, 6-2. (AP PHOTO)
Serena Williams advances
to 2nd round in Bastad
BAD GASTEIN---Petra Martic of
Croatia rallied to beat former cham-
pion Andrea Petkovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-
3 yesterday in the first round of the
In a match that lasted more than
three hours, the fourth-ranked German
came back from a break down twice
in the deciding set but was broken
again at 3-4. Petkovic, who is now 0-
4 against Martic, won the first of her
two WTA titles in Bad Gastein in 2009.
Martic will face Patricia Mayr-
Achleitner in the second round. The
Austrian defeated Tereza Mrdeza of
Croatia 6-4, 6-3.
Earlier, second-seeded Annika Beck
overcame 12 double faults in a 7-5, 6-
3 win over Shahar Peer of Israel. The
German, who entered the top 50 for
the first time this week after her fourth
quarterfinal of the season at the Hun-
garian Grand Prix, lost her serve four
times but saved eight more breakpoints.
Beck next plays Mandy Minella of
Luxembourg, who defeated Dia Evti-
mova of Bulgaria 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
Also, Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland
held serve throughout to defeat No 5
Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-2,
6-2 and set up a second-round match
against Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech
Republic, who beat Eleni Daniilidou of
Greece 6-3, 6-1.
In her first career WTA match, Aus-
trian wildcard Lisa-Marie Moser edged
Romania s Elena Bogdan 7-6 (6), 2-6,
6-4 and will next play top-seeded
Also, No 6 Chanelle Scheepers of
South Africa downed Anna Schmiedlo-
va of Slovakia 6-1, 6-4; Estrella Cabeza
Candela of Spain defeated Tadeja
Majeric of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3; Elina Svi-
tolina of Ukraine beat Michaela Hon-
cova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2; and Alexan-
dra Cadantu saw off Maria Joao Koehler
of Portugal 6-2, 6-4.
Martic stops Petkovic
at Gastein Ladies
Nicolas Almagro of Spain
advanced to the third round of
the German tennis Champi-
onships by defeating Tobias
Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 6-3 yes-
However, two other seeded
players exited the tournament as
Florian Mayer of Germany defeat-
ed Alexandr Dolgopolov of
Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 and Dmitry
Tursunov of Russia upset Jeremy
Chardy of France 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Ninth-seeded Benoit Paire of
France also advanced to the third
round by beating Albert Montanes
of Spain 6-1, 6-4.
Gael Monfils beat 2010 Ham-
burg champion Andrey Golubev
of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 to make
the second round of the clay-
court tournament. Golubev had
to qualify for this year s event.
Among other first-round win-
ners were Federico Delbonis of
Argentina, Robin Haase of
Netherlands, Blaz Kavcic of Slove-
nia, Jan-Lennard Struff of Ger-
many and three Spaniards---
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Albert
Ramos and Marcel Granollers.
Almagro goes past Kamke in German champs
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