Wozniacki through to 2nd round at Swedish Open



BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday by defeating Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-4.

The Dane will next face Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden, who beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 in the clay-court WTA tournament.

In other first-round action, second-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy defeated Australia’s Olivia Rogowska 6-2, 7-5, while sixth-seeded Iveta Benesova of Russia crashed out of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.