Kirilenko, Ivanovic open with wins at Rogers Cup

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TORONTO (AP) — Maria Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic won in straight sets at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Kirilenko cruised past qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-1, and Ivanovic defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the second round.

In other matches, American qualifier Lauren Davis edged Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Dominika Cibulkova stopped Angelique Kerber 6-7 (0), 6-2, 7-5 in the Rexall Centre at York University.

Cibulkova needed nearly 3 hours to win the match.

"My serve was not working like I was expecting," she said. "But in the end I made it, so I was really happy."

Jelena Jankovic needed three sets to defeat qualifier Anna Tatishvili 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.

Ekaterina Makarova beat Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 7-5, and Alize Cornet topped Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3.

Later Tuesday, Venus Williams will face Kristen Flipkens in her first match since May, when she lost in the first round of the French Open.

The 33-year-old Williams missed Wimbledon, after 16 consecutive appearances, because of a lower back injury.

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