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Serena Williams, Sharapova Advance Easily in Doha

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(February 12, 2013) Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova moved on in Doha with routine victories on Tuesday.

Sharapova extended her winning streak to 10 in Doha stopping French qualifier Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2. Sharapova  has never lost in Doha having won teh tournament in 2005 and 2008.

“I was quite happy with the way I played, because my opponent has already played a few matches here so she’s been able to get in that match atmosphere,” Sharapova said to media. “I had a tough match against her in my previous encounter where I played three sets. I really wanted to start better this time as opposed to last time.”

Williams, who will rise to No. 1 should she reach the semifinals showed no signs of an ankle injury or back injury in her 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Russian qualifier Daria Gavrilova.

“I have it heavily taped. As long as the tape doesn’t get loose, it feels really good,” Williams told media.  “Physically feeling better is so good, and hopefully I can stay on that level.”

 

QATAR TOTAL OPEN
Doha, Qatar
February 11-17, 2013
$2,369,000/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

Results - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(2) Serena Williams (USA) d. (LL) Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 62 61
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 63 62
Mona Barthel (GER) d. (5) Angelique Kerber (GER) 61 62

Singles – First Round
(9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 76(5) 63
(11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 62 63
(Q) Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) d. (12) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 30 ret. (right shoulder injury)
(15) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 62 21 ret. (low back injury)
(16) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 62 62
(17) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 62 63
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 61 62
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 76(8) 30 ret. (upper respiratory illness)
Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) d (Q) Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 64 64
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. (WC) Ons Jabeur (TUN) 26 63 60
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) 61 60
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Vera Dushevina (RUS) 61 62
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 61
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 76(2) 75
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Laura Robson (GBR) 64 61
Timea Babos (HUN) d. (WC) Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
(6) Groenefeld/Peschke (GER/CZE) d. Rosolska/Suárez Navarro (POL/ESP) 61 64
Raymond/Stosur (USA/AUS) d. (8) Mattek-Sands/Mirza (USA/IND) 64 62
Barrois/Daniilidou (GER/GRE) d. Kichenok/Kichenok (UKR/UKR) 63 61
Aoyama/Moulton-Levy (JPN/USA) d. Jegiolka/Kapshay (POL/UKR) 76(4) 64
Black/Rodionova (ZIM/AUS) d. (WC) Al Nabhani/Woerle (OMA/GER) 62 64
Paszek/Zakopalova (AUT/CZE) d. Camerin/Halep (ITA/ROU) 62 62

Order Of Play – Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Centre Court (from 15.30hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Anastasia Rodionova
2. Victoria Azarenka vs. Romina Oprandi
3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Sorana Cirstea
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 20.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Timea Babos vs. Sara Errani
2. Simona Halep vs. Ana Ivanovic
3. Petra Kvitova vs. Ekaterina Makarova
4. Samantha Stosur vs. Monica Niculescu

Court 2 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Nadia Petrova
2. Ekaterina Bychkova vs. Daniela Hantuchova (NB 17.00hrs)
3. Jugic-Salkic/Klemenschits vs. Naydenova/Schiavone
4. Hantuchova/Medina Garrigues vs. Hsieh/Huber

Court 3 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Christina McHale vs. Lucie Safarova
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Urszula Radwanska
3. Hlavackova/Safarova vs. Govortsova/Klepac
4. Errani/Vinci vs. Barrois/Daniilidou

Court 4 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Sloane Stephens vs. Klara Zakopalova
2. Jurak/Marosi vs. Buryachok/Solovyeva
3. Aoyama/Moulton-Levy vs. Kops-Jones/Spears
4. Paszek/Zakopalova vs. Petrova/Srebotnik

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