Top two seeds progress at the Generali Ladies Linz – Tennis News

Friday, October 12th, 2012 8:45:16 by

Top two seeds progress at the Generali Ladies Linz – Tennis News

Top seeded Victoria Azarenka and second seeded Ana Ivanovic both breezed past their opponents to secure a place in the second round at the Generali Ladies Linz 2012, a WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) International event held in Linz, Austria.

The world number one, Victoria Azarenka from Belarus stayed on track to capture her sixth title this season. She crushed the Dutch challenger, Arantxa Rus, with a bagel in 65 minutes. Azarenka was broken once but she availed six out of eight break chances
to formulate a 6-0, 6-2 success.

Azarenka commented in a courtside interview after conquering the Dutchwoman:

"Maybe it didn’t show that way on the court, but I’m definitely feeling the jetlag right now! But I adjusted and felt comfortable in the conditions today, which was surprising for me. I didn’t expect to play the perfect match today, even though after the
first set I felt that it was happening to me."

The Belarusian number one was coming off from capturing the China Open title in Beijing few days ago. She reflected about her motivation of playing:

"Linz has been an incredible tournament the last few years. Looking at the names who have won this title, it’s an honour to be here and to play. The motivation is big. I would like to get the trophy. I like to play tennis, I like to win, and I want to keep
the momentum going.”

The former world number one, Ivanovic also stole the spotlight later that day. She outshined the Romanian challenger, Monica Niculescu, in straight sets to book a spot in the second round.

The Serbian beauty was broken once but she cashed four out of six break chances to formulate a 7-5, 6-3 victory in one hour and 15 minutes.

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