Dulko dominant in first-round win
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:39
Fifth seed Sorana Cirstea was made to fight for her place in the second round by Swedish wildcard Johanna Larsson, ranked 236th in the world, coming from behind to win 4-6 6-2 7-5.
Eighth seed Iveta Benesova also had to come from a set down to defeat Poland’s Urszula Radwanska 3-6 6-2 6-2 and seventh seed Carla Suarez Navarro beat Lenka Wienerova 6-0 7-5.
Russian sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fought hard for a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win over American Jill Craybas and another Russian, Alla Kudryavtseva, made short work of Italy’s Karin Knapp 6-1 6-1.