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Japan Open: Lisicki, Date-Krumm advance

Osaka, Japan: Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany outlasted Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.Lisicki struggled with a right wrist injury after

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 08, 2013 15:39 IST ]
japan open lisicki date krumm advance
japan open lisicki date krumm advance

Osaka, Japan: Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany outlasted Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday.






Lisicki struggled with a right wrist injury after making her first Grand Slam singles final, and has yet to win more than two matches in a row.

She hit five aces and took advantage of eight double faults by Scheepers to set up a second-round match against Polona Hercog of Slovenia, who beat Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

Also, Vania King of the United States ousted fourth-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 3-6, 7-5, 6-0, and Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm dispatched seventh-seeded Laura Robson of Britain 6-4, 6-4.

Other winners included No. 6-seeded Madison Keys of the United States and No. 9 Kristina Mladenovic of France.

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