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Pennetta, Wickmayer advance at Rogers Cup

Monday - 8/5/2013, 6:37pm  ET

Flavia Penetta of Italy tosses the ball to serve to Urszula Radwanska of Poland during first round Rogers Cup women's tennis action in Toronto on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta and Yanina Wickmayer advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday.

Pennetta defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and Wickmayer ousted American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Mattek-Sands replaced Britain's Laura Robson, who pulled out because of a right wrist injury. Known for colorful outfits, Mattek-Sands wore black socks and wrist bands with a streak of green in her blonde hair.

In other matches, Mona Barthel edged Jie Zheng 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (1), and Dominika Cibulkova topped Jana Cepelova 7-5, 6-4. Sorana Cirstea defeated qualifier Olga Savchuk 6-2, 6-3.

The 32nd-ranked Robson was coming off a strong performance at Wimbledon where she reached the fourth round -- the first British woman to do so since 1998.

Later, 14th-ranked American Sloane Stephens was scheduled to play Kristina Mladenovic.


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