Williams sisters sail into doubles second round
Bangalore: The Williams sisters sailed into the second round of doubles, while the singles competition also went without any major upset as seeded players lived upto their billing in their first-round matches of the WTA Bangalore Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday.
In the morning session, Israel's Tzipora Obziler faced little difficulty in beating German Angelika Bachmann 6-2 6-3.
China's Peng Shuai made short work of Anne Kremer of Luxemburg 6-1 6-2, while Sanda Mamic of Croatia defeated 67th ranked Chan Yung-Jan of Taipei 6-2 6-2.
Anastasia Rodionova of Russia got the better of Tiantian Sun of China 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4. Olga Savchuk of Ukraine defeated Kaite O'Brian of England 6-4 2-6 7-5.
In doubles, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena did not strain themselves much in beating Andrea Ehritt-Vanc (Romania) and Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand) 7-6 (5) 6-4.
In the first set, the Americans trailed 0-2 in the tie break but Serena won four points (4-2) to clinch the opener.
In the second they led 3-2, with a first game break. Tanasugarn was broken in the ninth game and then Venus served out the match.
In another doubles match, the Chinese duo of Chunmel Ji and Shengnan Sun rallied to beat the German-Belgian pair of Angelika Bachmann and Feys Debbrich 2-6 7-5 10-7.