Bartoli advances at Shenzhen Open

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iol spt dec31 Bartoli AP Second-seeded Marion Bartoli sailed into the second round of the Shenzhen Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Chan Wing-yau. File picture.

Shenzhen, China – Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France sailed into the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hong Kong's Chan Wing-yau.

Bartoli will next play Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, who beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-5.

Julia Cohen of United States also advanced, recovering to beat 80th-ranked Nina Bratchikova of Russia 0-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5.

In other first-round matches, fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic defeated her fellow countrywoman Andrea Hlavackova 6-1, 6-1 while No. 6 Peng Shuai of China beat Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-4, 6-0.

Eighth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia also earned a second-round berth with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Alexandra Cadantu of Romania. – Sapa-AP


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