Peng off and running in Charleston


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:25

The 10th seed surrendered just two games as the world number 35 claimed a 6-0 6-2 win in 55 minutes.

Eleventh and 13th seeds Alona Bondarenko and Virginie Razzano also claimed straight sets wins against Anne Kremer and Mallory Cecil.

One seed did fall today though in the shape of Olga Govortsova, who succumbed 6-7 (3/7) 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 to Vania King in a marathon match which lasted a minute over three hours.

Elsewhere, America’s Julie Ditty beat Ayumi Morita 6-1 6-1 and Varvara Lepchenko was a straight sets winner over Galina Voskoboeva.

There were also wins for qualifiers Anastasija Sevastova, Melanie Oudin and Lenka Wienerova, while Patricia Mayr, Melinda Czink, Anastasia Rodionova, Tamira Paszek and Rossana De Los Rios also progressed to the second round.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.