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Wozniacki begins Eastbourne defence with win

Wozniacki begins Eastbourne defence with win
By Eurosport

24/06/2019 at 18:44Updated 24/06/2019 at 20:02

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki moved into the second round at Eastbourne with a straight sets win over Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.

The Dane, who is chasing a first title since October, won 6-3 6-4 to set up a match with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic.

Second seed Karolina Pliskova became the first woman to reach the third round with a 6-3 6-3 success over Margarita Gasparyan, while Roland Garros runner-up Marketa Vondrousova eased past China’s Zheng Saisai 6-2 6-3 in her opening match.

Jelena Ostapenko’s upturn in form continued with a 6-4 6-4 triumph over Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu.

The former French Open champion’s season has been plagued with errors, particularly on serve, but she reached the quarter-finals in Birmingham last week to hint at a possible run at Wimbledon.

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