Bartoli, Mirza out; Zvonareva, Schnyder, Safina advance
DOHA, Qatar -- Caroline Wozniacki upset eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, while fan favorite Sania Mirza pulled out with leg cramps.
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Wozniacki had little trouble against last year's Wimbledon finalist, who had a bye in the first round.
"I took a long time to adjust to the playing conditions here," Bartoli said. "I played at Paris Indoors but could not adjust in Doha that quickly. I think she played really well today."
Mirza, Asia's top-ranked women's player who enjoys a large fan base in Qatar, had to retire while trailing 3-2 in the third set of a first-round match against Olga Govortsova of Belarus.
"I was cramping up in my leg, toes and even in my shins in the second set," Mirza said. "Maybe it was a case of lack of match practice. I was playing my first singles match after nearly four weeks."
In Tuesday's other second-round match, Vera Zvonareva defeated 17th-seeded Francesca Schiavone 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. In first-round action, ninth-seeded Patty Schnyder ousted Tamira Paszek 6-4, 6-0, while 11th-seeded Dinara Safina edged Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia 6-2, 6-4.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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