Germany's Goerges and Petkovic advance to 2nd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Germany's Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic posted first-round wins at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday.

Goerges upset eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-0, 6-1.

Petkovic, a former top-10 player, defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-1.

Earlier, American Madison Brengle had a successful Dubai debut by coming from behind in both sets to beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 7-5.

Brengle trailed 2-0 in the first set, and 4-0 in the second against Makarova, a Dubai quarterfinalist last year.