Rome Update and 2nd Round Predictions: Wozniacki & Ivanovic out, Goerges-Vika tomorrow

Caroline Wozniacki
What a day today in Rome with some real surprises… Caroline Wozniacki lost her fourth consecutive match as she blew 4-0 in the third set and a 5-2 lead in the tiebreak as she went down to an incredibly tenacious effort from Bojana Jovanovski.  The young Serb was battling through injuries and cramp, but won her first match since Melbourne to snap an eight match losing streakNadia Petrova lost to Carla Suarez Navarro in a third set tiebreak having led 5-2 in the deciding set, but more surprisingly was Ana Ivanovic going down in three sets to Urszula Radwanska.  Her sister, Aga, had another shocking result, losing handily to Simona Halep, 6-7(2) 6-1 6-2.  And to top all those results off, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lost 6-2 6-0 to Romina Oprandi, who she defeated in the Oeiras semi-finals a few weeks ago.

In the mens draw, Nicolas Almagro and Tommy Haas were both surprise early exits in Rome.  Marin Cilic also lost to Kevin Anderson, who scooped a first win over Cilic in 4 attempts.  Richard Gasquet, meanwhile, was able to avoid the upset train as he came past Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, 6-4 6-4.  Time is not on my side tonight and I want to watch Serena-Robson so here are my quick predictions for Wednesday… come on Laura!!!

WTA 2nd Round Predictions:
Dominika Cibulkova to beat Melanie Oudin in 2 sets (1 tight, 1 easy)
Carla Suarez Navarro to beat Romina Oprandi in 3 sets
Yanina Wickmayer to beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino in 3 sets
Roberta Vinci to beat Nastassja Burnett in 2 tight sets
Jelena Jankovic to beat Bojana Jovanovski in 2 sets
Li Na to beat Zheng Jie in 2 sets
Sam Stosur to beat Peng Shuai in 2 sets
Ayumi Morita to beat Urszula Radwanska in 2 sets
Victoria Azarenka to beat Julia Goerges in 2 tight sets
Sara Errani to beat Christina McHale in 2 sets
Maria Kirilenko to beat Varvara Lepchenko in 3 very long sets
Kiki Bertens to beat Sloane Stephens in 3 sets
Maria Sharapova to beat Garbine Muguruza in 2 tight sets

ATP 2nd Round Predictions:
Stanislas Wawrinka to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov in 3 sets
David Ferrer to beat Fernando Verdasco in 2 sets
Phillipp Kohlschreiber to beat Albert Ramos in 3 sets
Ernests Gulbis to beat Viktor Troicki in 2 sets
Rafael Nadal to beat Fabio Fognini in 2 sets (1 tight, 1 easy)
Benoit Paire to beat Julien Benneteau in 3 sets
Kei Nishikori to beat Jeremy Chardy in 2 sets
Andy Murray to beat Marcel Granollers in 2 sets
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to beat Jerzy Janowicz in 2 tiebreak sets
Gilles Simon to beat Mikhail Youzhny in 3 sets

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