Easy win for Caroline Wozniacki

  • Last Updated: February 11 2013, 19:38 GMT

Tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki dropped just three games as she eased through to the second round of the Qatar Open with victory against Mervana Jugic-Salkic in Doha.

Caroline Wozniacki: 'I was happy with how things went today'
Caroline Wozniacki: 'I was happy with how things went today'

The Dane, who has moved back into the world top 10, dropped her serve in the first game of the match but from that point won 10 successive games to take a 6-1 4-0 lead against the lucky loser from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The pair traded serves until Wozniacki ran out a 6-1 6-2 winner in exactly an hour.

In quotes reported on the WTA website, Wozniacki said: "As I've said before, it's tough to play your first match at any tournament and tough to play an opponent you haven't played before, but I just tried to focus on my game.

"I felt like I served well and returned well during the match, so I was happy with how things went today."

Another former world number one was in action on Monday as Ana Ivanovic also advanced 6-1 6-2 against Tamira Paszek of Austria.

The Serb, who is ranked 13th in Doha, went through in an hour and six minutes.

"I actually expected a very tough match - it was a very tough first round, because we've had some battles in the past," Ivanovic said.

"But I started really well and was aggressive, and I just tried to do the things I've been working on. I did that well today."

Former world number two Svetlana Kuznetsova also progressed although she was pushed by Bethanie Mattek-Sands before prevailing 7-6 (7/1) 6-4.

The Russian had more success on her serve and also took marginally more advantage of her break point opportunities.

The world number 51 won out after one hour and 45 minutes.

Other winners were Mona Barthel, Simona Halep, qualifiers Anastasia Rodionova and Caroline Garcia and lucky loser Daria Gavrilova.


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