China's Zheng battles for second round at Miami
Updated: 2011-03-23 10:26
BISCAYNE, Florida -Jie Zheng of China hits the ball against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, March 22, 2011. [Photo/CFP]
WASHINGTON- China's Zheng Jie on Tuesday defeated Romania's Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the WTA and ATP Masters Miami hardcourt tournament.
Zheng outlasted the Romanian 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3 to book a second-round matchup with Australian fourth seed Samantha Stosur.
Croatian wild card Petra Martic booked a second-round matchup with Russian 16th seed Maria Sharapova by defeating Germany's Kristina Barrois 7-5, 6-2.
Romanian Monica Niculescu defeated Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 7-6(2) to reach a second-round date with Serbian sixth seed Jelena Jankovic.
American Melanie Oudin ousted Germany's Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-3 and will face Slovakian 29th seed Daniela Hantuchova next with a third-round matchup possible against top seed Wozniacki.
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