Former champ Chakvetadze knocked out of Hobart

Published Jan. 9, 2011 2:12 a.m. EST

Italy's Sara Errani has beaten 2007 champion Anna Chakvetadze of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the Hobart International.

In other first-round results Sunday, Errani's doubles partner, Roberta Vinci, defeated fellow Italian Romina Oprandi 7-6 (0), 6-3, and Ayumi Morita of Japan beat Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

Eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan 7-5, 7-6 (3).


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