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Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open women’s singles with straight-set victories over the respective opening round opponents. The 12th seed, Wozniacki, beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-3 Monday. It was the 15th win for Wozniacki in the last 18 matches, reports Xinhua. The Danish tennis star reached her first career Grand Slam final five years ago at the US Open.  Meanwhile, ninth seeded, Ivanovic beat Sorana Cirstea 6-1, 7-5. The Serb finished the first set within half an hour. She was 1-4 down in the second set but she tied the score after winning three straight love games and closed the match 7-5. Also Read - Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic Storms into Fourth Round, Caroline Wozniacki Makes Teary Exit

Local favourite John Isner breezed past Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 to open his Western & Southern Open campaign. The two had met nine times before Monday and eight of them had at least one tie-breaker. However, Isner put in a dominating performance and cruised into the next round with a straight sets win, reports Xinhua. Isner, the highest-ranked US male player, was the runner-up in last year’s tournament. Also Read - Nick Kyrgios Fined $25,000 For Cincinnati Open Outburst

Results on Monday, the second day of the Cincinnati ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt tennis tournament (x denotes seeded player):

Men’s Singles 1st Round

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Chase Buchanan (USA) 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5)

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Federico Del Bonis (ARG) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Benjamin Becker (GER) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Tommy Robredo (ESP x16) bt Jack Sock (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-3, 6-4

Gilles Simon (FRA) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

John Isner (USA x11) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 6-3, 6-4

Fabio Fognini (ITA x15) xx Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5)

Women’s Singles 1st Round

Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

Karin Knapp (ITA) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Madison Keys (USA) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-2, 6-4

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-3, 6-2

Zhang Shuai (CHN) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Elina Svitolina (UKR) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x12) bt Magdaléna Rybáriková (SVK) 6-2, 6-3

Ana Ivanovic (SRB) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 6-1, 7-5

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x11) 6-3, 6-3

Flavia Pennetta (ITA x13) bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2

Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-2, 7-5