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Vinci tops Wickmayer at Rogers Cup

MONTREAL — Roberta Vinci of Italy overcame a third-set deficit to defeat Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Tuesday in the opening match of the Rogers Cup.

Vinci, ranked 28th, trailed 5-2 in the third set when began winning points on her forehand against the Belgian.

She advanced to play 11th-seeded Ana Ivanovic, the 2006 Rogers Cup winner.

The match was played on the hardcourts at Uniprix Stadium, where the tournament began a day later than usual to accommodate the London Olympics.