MIAMI: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus qualified for the second round of Miami after defeating Spanish Silvia Soler-Espinosa in straight sets, ARYSports.tv reports.
Azarenka came back 3-1 down in the second set to win the match in straight sets.
She will take on in form Jelena Jankovic coming in her next match. Third-seed Simona Halep play against Czech Republic’ Nicole Vaidisova who came back from her retirement.
Vaidisova defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-1 7-6 to qualify for the second round of the tournament.
Daria Gavrilova was through to the next round after New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic had to retire from the match due to an ankle injury. She will clash against her Russian compatriot Maria Sharapova.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams has announced that she is fit to play Monica Niculescu on Friday.