Former top 10 player Flavia Pennetta opened her 2012 season with
a 6-4, 7-6 (5) win over Sorana Cirstea on Monday to ease into the
second round of the ASB Classic women’s tennis tournament in
Auckland, New Zealand.
Italy’s Pennetta, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, took 94 minutes
to oust the unseeded Cirstea.
Other results in first-round singles matches Monday at the ASB
Classic women’s tennis tournament on hardcourts at the Auckland
Singles first round:
Christina McHale, United States, def. Alexandra Dulgheru,
Romania, 6-2, 6-3.
Sara Errani, Italy, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-1.