Top-ranked Azarenka wins opener in Austria

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 15:30 hrs

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round of the Generali Ladies by beating Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-2 Wednesday.

Coming off her win in Beijing, Azarenka dominated the match from the start as Rus won only two points on her serve in the opening set.

Azarenka, who conceded one break and saved three more break points in the second set, will next play Simona Halep of Romania.

Julia Goerges became the first player to advance to the quarterfinals by defeating Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-3, 6-3. The fifth-seeded German saved all four break points she faced.

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