Monterrey, MX (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic was upended
by defending champion Timea Babos in Wednesday's second round at the $235,000
Babos, who bested Romanian Alexandra Cadantu in last year's Monterrey finale,
smashed 11 aces and capitalized on 11 double faults from the former French
Open champion Ivanovic to earn a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 decision on the hardcourts at
Sierra Madre Tennis Club.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pounded Tereza Mrdeza in their first-round matchup,
as the fifth-seeded Russian, who won back-to-back titles here in 2010 and
2011, pasted the Croatian qualifier 6-1, 6-1.
In other second-round action, Monica Niculescu knocked off sixth-seeded Yanina
Wickmayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, while seventh-seeded Urszula Radwanska rolled past
Croat Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1.
Also on Wednesday, eighth-seeded Ayumi Morita of Japan defeated Galina
Voskoboeva 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
This week's Monterrey champ will collect $40,000.
The Sports Network