Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns the ball during her match against Tamira Paszek of Austria on the first day of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)The Associated Press
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning her singles match against Mervena Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia during the first day of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)The Associated Press
DOHA, Qatar – Former top-ranked players Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic eased into the second round of the Qatar Open with straight-set victories Monday.
The 10th-ranked Wozniacki beat qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic 6-1, 6-2. The Dane had a poor start, losing her serve in the first game. But she broke right back and cruised from there, wrapping up the win in just over an hour.
The 13th-ranked Ivanovic beat Tamira Paszek 6-1, 6-2. Ivanovic broke the 26th-ranked Austrian twice in the first set, then saved three break points to go up 4-2 in the second. She broke Paszek again to make it 5-2 and sealed the victory when the Austrian hit a return long.