Errani & Vinci Back To Winning Ways
Published August 15, 2012 11:59
CINCINNATI, OH, USA - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci bounced back from their early exit in Montréal with a straight set win over Anastasia Rodionova and Galina Voskoboeva at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday.
That defeat to Ekaterina Makarova and Olga Savchuk in Montréal had been the first time Errani and Vinci had failed to make it beyond the opening round of a tournament since the start of January, but there were no lasting scars as they produced an efficient performance to triumph, 64 64.
Hlavackova and Hradecka arrived in Cincinnati fresh from back-to-back runner-up finishes at Wimbledon and the Olympics, and their performances in the first two rounds suggest they are still finding their feet on the hard.
There were contrasting fortunes for the other three seeded teams in action on Day 3 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, however.
No.6 seeds Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez and No.8 seeds Katarina Srebotnik and Zheng Jie both squeaked through on match tie-breaks, while No.7 seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were knocked out by fellow Americans Varvara Lepchenko and Sloane Stephens.