Mattek-Sands, Wickmayer advance at Hobart
Sunday, January 8, 2012
HOBART, Australia (AP) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands recovered from an early break to beat 15-year-old Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-2 Monday to advance to the second round of the Hobart International.
Mattek-Sands, who played for the United States at the Hopman Cup last week and was a finalist here last year, will next play Romania's Soran Cirstea.
Top-seeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium advanced 7-5, 6-4 over New Zealander Marina Erakovic and fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-2, 6-4.
In other results at the Australian Open tuneup, Sara Errani of Italy beat Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-3, 6-3 and Australia's Casey Dellacqua fended off Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.