Pennetta advances in first round at Connecticut
08/17/2014 5:43 PM
08/17/2014 5:50 PM
New Haven, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Flavia Pennetta was an easy first round winner Sunday at the Connecticut Open tennis event, a final U.S. Open tune-up.
The sixth-seeded Pennetta from Italy was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic on the hardcourts at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.
American Alison Riske was a straight-set winner over Casey Dellacqua of Australia, 6-1, 6-4, while Italian Camila Giorgi took down American Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-1.
Russian Ekaterina Makarova defeated Italian Roberta Vinci in identical 6-3, 6-3 sets.
Romanian Simona Halep beat 2012 titlist Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in last year's final.
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