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Ivanovic strolls past Lisicki

Ana Ivanovic (AFP)
Ana Ivanovic (AFP)

Stuttgart - Ana Ivanovic has defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

Ivanovic, the world No. 12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Berliner. It left three of the six home players out of the most important German women's competition at the first hurdle.

Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1, 7-5 win over Romania's Sorana Cirstea. The 94th-ranked German will next face Ivanovic on Thursday.

Italy's Sara Errani booked her quarterfinal place by defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-3.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic was playing Russia's Alisa Kleybanova later, with Germany's Andrea Petkovic facing Italy's Flavia Pennetta.

Results from the third day of the Stuttgart WTA tournament (x denotes seeding):

First round:

Ana Ivanovic (SRB x9) bt Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-1, 6-3
Julia Grges (GER) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 6-1, 7-5

Second round:

Sara Errani (ITA x8) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-3, 6-3

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