Ivanovic, Vinci, Peng advance at Pattaya Open
Ana Ivanovic rallied past American Jill Craybas 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 Wednesday in a second-round match at the Pattaya Open that was suspended 40 minutes because of an electrical failure.
Third-seeded Maria Kirilenko of Russia squandered three match points in losing to Kazakh qualifier Galina Voskoboeva 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Sixth-seeded Peng Shuai of China defeated Elena Baltacha of Britain 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. She will face the winner between top-seeded Vera Zvonareva and Nungnadda Wannasuk of Thailand.
Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, was a break down at 2-1 in the first set when the blackout occurred. In the second set, she reeled off five straight games to win 6-1.
Ivanovic blew a 3-2 lead in the third but broke in 11th game. She will play fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci, who beat Zhang Shuai 7-5, 6-1.
''It was tough, especially mentally, in the end,'' Ivanovic said. ''I was happy to pull off that victory.''
Kirilenko led 6-1, 5-2 and served for the match at 5-4, 40-0. She built a 3-1 lead in the third set and again failed to capitalize.
''I wasn't in the match at all until I was down 3-0 in the second set,'' Voskoboeva said. ''But I started to play better. When you are down match point at 4-5, 0-40 , you need luck as well. But I didn't think about that. I just played point by point.''