Wozniacki advances in Istanbul

Istanbul - Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has easily advanced to the second round of the Istanbul Cup, defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday.

Second-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy also won comfortably, beating Anna Tatishvili of the United States 6-2, 6-2 at the Koza World of Sport Complex.

Ana Konjuh of Croatia needed three sets to oust fifth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The hardcourt Istanbul Cup has rejoined the WTA calendar after a three-year break during which time the Turkish city hosted the WTA finals.

Results on the second day of the Istanbul WTA tournament on Tuesday (x denotes seeding):

First round
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x1) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-0, 6-0
Karin Knapp (ITA) bt Ipek Soylu (TUR) 6-2, 6-2
Shahar Peer (ISR) bt Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Karolna Plskova (CZE x8) bt Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 6-4, 6-2
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) bt Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 6-2, 6-3
Ana Konjuh (CRO) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x5) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Misaki Doi (JPN) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 5-3 abandon
Stefanie Vgele (SUI) bt Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 6-4, 7-5
Kurumi Nara (JPN x6) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-0
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) bt Julia Glushko (ISR) 6-2, 6-4
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROM) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Roberta Vinci (ITA x2) bt Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-2, 6-2

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