Hingis On Wednesday at WTA Tokyo


Posted on February 1, 2006

All three seeds in action Tuesday advanced into the second round at the WTA stop in Tokyo with winners (5) Nicole Vaidisova (d. Fujiwara), (6) Daniela Hantuchova (d. Jankovic from a set down) and (8) Ana Ivanovic (d. Sugiyama, bagel in the second).


"I wasn't aggressive enough in the first set, so after that, I told myself to hang in there and wait for my shots," said Hantuchova, who lost to Jankovic in their previous meeting. "I definitely feel like I always play well in Tokyo, and I think I'm off to a good start this week. I love the court here. I like the speed. It's like grass, which is my favorite surface."

Sugiyama wasn't ready to hand all the credit for the win to Ivanovic.

"Of course, her strokes and serves were very good but today it was more a fault with my own game. I self-destructed," Sugiyama said.

Four unseeded winners also progressed into the second round in Russian Maria Kirilenko (d. Santangelo), France's Marion Bartoli (d. countrywoman Golovin, bagel in the second), Japan's Saori Obata (d. Peschke), and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik (d. Craybas).

Scheduled for Wednesday in Tokyo are Stosur vs. Nakamura, Srebotnik vs. Dementieva, Likhovtseva vs. Asagoe, Cho vs. Hingis, Raymond vs. Tu, Koukalova vs. Zheng, and Vaidisova vs. Obata.
Rankings
ATP - Aug 25 WTA - Aug 25
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Na Li
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 David Ferrer5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 Milos Raonic6 Maria Sharapova
7 Tomas Berdych7 Angelique Kerber
8 Grigor Dimitrov8 Eugenie Bouchard
9 Andy Murray9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga10 Jelena Jankovic
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