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Wozniacki, Zvonareva into third round of China Open (2)


14:57, October 06, 2011

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball during the second round match of women's singles against Jarmila Gajdosava of Australia at 2011 China Open Tennis Tournament in Beijing, China on Oct. 4, 2011. Wozniacki won 2-0(6-2, 6-3). (Xinhua/Li Wen)

The match between Zvonareva and Zakopalova was tight as the Russian broke six times while her opponent had four. The second set was especially breath-taking, featuring five breaks with Zvonareva only scoring three more points than Zakopalova.

"There was a moment where I allowed her to make those winners. I think I was playing a little bit softer, a little bit shorter, and she was stepping in and just making winners," said the 27-year-old Zvonareva.

"Overall, I think I played a pretty good match, but she's a very dangerous player. I don't think I made many mistakes. It's just she played very aggressive," she added.

Her reward will be a third round clash against former world number one Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, a player Zvonareva rates as tough.

"She always has a good level of play, so you have to play very good tennis to beat her. I will come back tomorrow and will be trying my best. We will see how it goes," said Zvonareva.

Wozniacki was barely tested by Gajdosova, who made 19 unforced errors and 8 double faults, and thus improved to a 5-0 win/loss record against the Australian. The Dane will take up Estonia's Kaia Kanepi in the third round.

"I played her (in Pan Pacific Open)last week and I lost to her in three sets. I had chances. But next match is a new match. We start from 0-0, and I'll go out there and fight what I have and hopefully it will be enough," said Wozniacki.

There were also second round victories for eighth seed Marion Bartoli of France, 13th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Italy's Flavia Pennetta.

In the ATP event, top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was pushed to his limits when the Frenchman dispatched Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(5), 7-5 in the first round.

"I did't move well, I did't hit the ball really good, so I'm happy I went through this time because this was a tough first round match," said Tsonga, now a world number seven player.

Elsewhere, third seed Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic had to dig deep to defeat Jurgen Melzer from Austria 7-5, 7-5, while Spain's fourth seed Nicolas Almagro lost to Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2.

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