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Errani, Hantuchova advance to second round of Madrid Open

The Canadian Press

5/4/2013 6:33:22 PM

MADRID, Spain -- Seventh-seeded Sara Errani advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open by beating Urszula Radwanska of Poland, 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday.

The Italian will face either Sorana Cirstea or Ayumi Morita next.

Also, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia defeated Sloane Stephens of the U.S. 6-3, 7-5, Germany's Julia Goerges downed Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski 6-4, 6-1, while Lourdes Dominguez-Lino of Spain beat Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Alize Cornet, Sabine Lisicki, Kirsten Flipkens, and Magdalena Rybarikova also won first-round matches.

The first round of the men's event begins Sunday.