Petrova out of Pen Pilot


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45

Petrova started in the most emphatic fashion, taking the first set against her unseeded Russian compatriot 6-0.

But Chakvetadze hit back to take the next two sets, 7-6(4) 6-4 to progress.

Sybille Bammer is also through in the women’s draw, beating Spain’s Anabel Medina Garragues 7-5 6-4, as is Alona Bondarenko, who saw off Meghann Shaughnessy 4-6 6-3 7-5.

In the men’s first round American Taylor Dent surprised Ivan Ljubicic to make the next stage.

Dent, the world number 202 eased his way past the Croat 6-3 6-4.

Paul Capdeville beat Jarko Nieminen 7-5 6-3, Leonardo Mayer bested Denis Istomin 6-2 6-4 and Florent Serra 6-3 6-3.

Janko Tipsarevic is through after Fabio Fognini forced retirement and Marc Gicquel is through having cruised past Martin Vassallo Arguello.


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