Petrova advances at Korea Open

BY foxsports • September 22, 2010

Top-seeded Nadia Petrova advanced to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jarmila Groth of Australia.

The Russian was broken in her first service game but recovered to win in 63 minutes in Seoul.

Play was suspended on Tuesday because of torrential rain, meaning 12 matches had to be completed Wednesday. Petrova will play Vania King of the United States, who beat Alberta Brianti of Italy 6-4, 7-5.

Second-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia overcame Australia's Anastasia Rodionova 7-6 (6), 6-1 while third-seeded Maria Kirilenko ousted Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-1.

No. 4 Maria-Jose Martinez of Spain, No. 6 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and No. 8 Agnes Szavay of Hungary also advanced.

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