Anabel rewarded for error-free display
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:52
Medina Garrigues did not serve any aces in contrast to her fellow Spaniard’s nine but she also did not produce any double faults while Parra Santonja had seven as the former ran out a 7-5 6-2 winner in the US dollars 220,000 tournament.
Sabine Lasicki, seeded sixth, also made it through, serving nine aces in her 6-1 6-4 defeat of Iveta Benesova.
Carla Suare Navarro, seeded eighth, was pushed all the way however by Mandy Minella of Luxembourg before eventually triumphing 7-5 5-7 6-3.
There are more than 200 ranking places between the pair but it took the Spaniard more than two hours 20 minutes to progress.
Laura Robson failed to make it through qualifying though, falling to Maria Elena Camerin 6-3 6-4 in the final round.
The Italian though is ranked more than 350 places higher than the young Briton and was ranked eighth in qualifying.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki starts her attempt tomorrow with a game against Melanie Oudin while second seed Kim Clijsters – who defeated the Dane to win the US Open – opens against Meghan Shaughnessy.