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WTA Miami: Safina, Ivanovivc Dominate, Dementieva Struggles

Dinara Safina by Madrigal Photography.The second ranked player in the world, Dinara Safina, easily defeated Mathilde Johansson 6-1,6-3. She was sharp during her match and she had six aces and converted 5 of 11 break point opportunities to secure the victory in 71 minutes.

Seventh seeded Ana Ivanovic was impressive in her second round match against Mariya Koryttseva, whom she defeated 6-0,6-3. She needed just 65 minutes to claim the victory. Ivanovic will face Agnes Szavay in the third round.

“It feels really good, especially I had a really good performance,” said Ivanovic. “I’m happy the way I played, especially from the beginning. She had lots of matches behind her, so she was confident coming into tonight’s match. But I really stepped up, and I’m really pleased with the way I played.”

Fourth seeded Elena Dementieva got a scare from Anastasia Pivovarova, but she was able to prevail 6-0,3-6,6-3. There were 13 breaks of serve in the match and Demetieva was able to get 8 of them and secure the victory over the 172nd ranked player in the world.

Other Results:
[8] S Kuznetsova (RUS) def. T Paszek (AUT) 26 75 61
[11] V Azarenka (BLR) def. A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 62 62
A Yakimova (BLR) def. [12] M Bartoli (FRA) 64 63
[13] C Wozniacki (DEN) def. J Dokic (AUS) 63 57 62
[15] F Pennetta (ITA) def. M Kirilenko (RUS) 64 75
[18] P Schnyder (SUI) def. L Safarova (CZE) 46 61 64
[20] A Mauresmo (FRA) def. M Rybarikova (SVK) 63 16 62
[22] A Chakvetadze (RUS) def. D Hantuchova (SVK) 63 61
[24] A Kleybanova (RUS) def. G Voskoboeva (KAZ) 62 64
[25] A Szavay (HUN) def. F Schiavone (ITA) 26 64 62
S Stosur (AUS) def. [27] S Bammer (AUT) 61 61
N Vaidisova (CZE) def. [28] A Bodarenko (UKR) 61 60
[31] C Suarez Navarro (ESP) def. N Llagostera Vives (ESP 36 64 76(3)

[1] C Black (ZIM)/L Huber (USA) def. S Peng (CHN)/O Savchuk (UKR) 61 61
C Chuang (TPE)/S Mirza (IND) def. I Benesova (CZE)/B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 64 75
G Dulko (ARG)/ S Peer (ISR) def. E Gallovits (ROU)/T Poutchek (BLR) 76(2) 61
B Mattek-Sands (USA)/N Petrova (RUS) def. C Mchale (USA)/S Stephens (USA) 62 26 10-2

(Photo of Dinara Safina by Madrigal Photography)

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