“I can’t remember last time I had a match like this, maybe not since I was junior,” said 11th seed Ana Ivanovic after a 6-0 6-0 loss to Roberta Vinci in the second round of the Rogers Cup. Actually, it’s her first double bagel loss since turning professional! The match lasted 44 minutes and the Serbian No.1 earned just three game points, while Vinci faced no break points. The world No.12 Ivanovic won the tournament in 2006.
Serbian No.2 and 13th seed at the Rogers Cup, Jelena Jankovic, followed her compatriot’s exit path. There were no bagels, but Jankovic won just five games, 6-2 6-3, against home player Aleksandra Wozniak, against whom she used to be 4-0 in career meetings. The 18th-ranked Jankovic has now lost 12 of her last 16 opening matches.
Also out in the second round were seed No.12 Dominika Cibulkova and seed No.15 Sabine Lisicki, who fell to Varvara Lepchenko and Carla Suarez Navarro respectively.
Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska avoided a second straight loss of an opener, after her first-round defeat at the Olympics, surviving a nail-biter against Mona Barthel, who had a 4-2 lead in the third set, then a match point at 6-5 and again a 4-1 lead in the tiebreak. Radwanska won in the end: 4-6 6-3 7-6(5). (photo: sr_cranks)