Top 4 seeds advance into 2nd round at Pattaya Open

PATTAYA, Thailand - Third seed Vera Dushevina beat Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance into round two of the Pattaya Open at the Dusit Hotel.

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Published: Wed 10 Feb 2010, 8:45 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:51 AM

Russia’s Dushevina joined top seed and defending champion Vera Zvonareva of Russia, second seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany and fourth seed Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in winning their opening matches. Dushevina will next face Alberta Brianti of Italy.

Fifth seed Sybille Bammer of Austria, the 2007 champion, fought off the challenge of New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic to win 7-6 (8), 7-5 but two other seeds were eliminated in the first round.

Tatjana Malek of Germany toppled last year’s runner-up, sixth seed Sania Mirza of India, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, while seventh seed Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan retired with an ankle injury when 6-1, 1-0 down to Anastasia Rodionova of Australia.

In the first second-round match, Kazakhstan’s Sesil Karatantcheva defeated eighth seed Julia Goerges of Germany, 6-2, 6-1.

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