Sugiyama ousts Vaidisova; Petrova, Kuznetsova advance
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The 33-year-old Sugiyama dropped the first three games of the first set and then won eight straight against the 19-year-old Vaidisova.
Bethanie Mattek, who cracked the top 50 in world rankings by reaching the semifinals last week in Los Angeles, fell 7-5, 6-2 to 56th-ranked Marta Domachowska of Poland. Jamea Jackson lost to 11th-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 6-1; Ahsha Rolle was beaten by Alisa Kleybanova of Russia 6-4, 6-2; and Julie Ditty fell 7-6 (4), 6-0 to Melinda Czink of Hungary in a battle of qualifiers.
In other matches, 12th-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia beat Marie-Eve Pelletier of Canada 6-0, 6-1; 13th-seeded Maria Kirilenko of Russia topped Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-1, 7-5; and 15th-seeded Flavia Pannetta of Italy rallied past Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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