Azarenka eases into quarterfinals; Muguruza withdraws
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1, eased past lucky-loser Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
Azarenka broke the Russian teenager's serve six times to advance to face American qualifier Danielle Collins, a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 winner over Vera Lapko of Belarus.
Blinkova replaced Garbine Muguruza in the draw after the top-seeded Spaniard withdrew because of a right arm injury.
Konjuh upsets Strycova in 3 sets at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh ousted sixth-seeded Barbora Strycova in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday, winning 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.
The 18-year-old Konjuh will now face either Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova or Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova in the second round.
Earlier, former top-ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia beat Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in a match featuring 15 breaks of serve.