Victoria Azarenka beats Kateryna Bondarenko in the Mudabala Silicon Valley Classic

Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka took nearly three hours to book her place in the next round of the Mudabala Silicon Valley Classic.

The Belarussian beat Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3 6-7 (9/7) 7-5 in the first round in San Jose, her first hard court tournament since March's Miami Open.

Azarenka will play Garbine Muguruza in the next round.

Elsewhere, there were straight-sets wins for Danielle Rose Collins, Alja Tomljanovic, Sofia Kenin and Maria Sakkari.

At the Citi Open in Washington DC, Germany's Andrea Petkovic defeated American Jamie Loeb 6-1 6-1 and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova swept aside another American, Kristie Ahn, 6-2 6-1.

There were also victories for Katie Boulter, Allie Kiick and Fanny Stollar.

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