ASB Classic: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki advances, defending champ Lauren Davis ousted

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed only 57 minutes for a 6-3, 6-0 win over America's Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic on Tuesday.

Published: 02nd January 2018 03:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2018 03:03 PM   |  A+A-

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after a point against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore. | AFP

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark . | AFP

By Associated Press

AUCKLAND: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki needed only 57 minutes for a 6-3, 6-0 win over America's Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic on Tuesday when defending champion Lauren Davis was beaten in the first round.

The fifth-seeded Davis lost 6-1, 6-2 to fellow American Sachia Vickery, who had the chance to hone her game in three qualifying matches in Auckland.

"I just tried to go for it and really focus on my serve when I was serving for big games," Vickery said. "Just tried to do what I've been doing in my previous matches in the quality."

Third-seeded Barbora Strycova took more than three hours to get past Sara Errani 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4. Errani received a wildcard entry into the main draw.

In other first-round matches, No. 4-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and second-seeded Julia Goerges beat Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in a match started Monday and ended at 1.30 a.m. Tuesday after frequent rain delays.

Seventh-seeded Mona Barthel became the second seeded player to fall in the first round when she was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Varvara Lepchenko.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tennis news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.