07/29 19:31 CDT Ivanovic lone seeded player to win
Ivanovic lone seeded player to win
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) --- No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic won her first-round match in
the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday.
The former world No. 1 lost to Lisicki in three sets in their previous meeting
Ivanovic has won three WTA Tour titles this season after failing to win a
tournament in 2013. She owns 14 career titles.
The Serbian next faces qualifier Carol Zhao, a sophomore at Stanford who was
leading Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 1-0 when the Belgian retired because of a viral
In other matches, Monica Puig beat seventh-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-3,
7-5, and Garbine Muguruza eliminated defending tournament champion Dominika
Cibulkova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.