Jankovic rolls in Tokyo

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TOKYO -- Third-seeded 2009 runner-up Jelena Jankovic was an easy second-round winner, while 12th-seeded defending champion Maria Sharapova was sent packing in the opening round at the $2 million Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Long-time Japanese crowd favorite Kimiko Date Krumm, just one day shy of her 40th birthday, stunned the former world No. 1 Sharapova 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on the hardcourts at Ariake Colosseum. Date Krumm advanced in 2 hours, 9 minutes, as Sharapova piled up 11 double faults and had her big serve broken five times.

The three-time Grand Slam event champion Sharapova bested Jankovic in last year's marquee finale here and also captured this tournament back in 2005. Tokyo also plays host to the Japan Open, which the Russian star has also captured twice.

The wild card Date Krumm captured this Pan Pacific tournament 15 years ago, in 1995.

Meanwhile, Jankovic moved into the third round with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko, and sixth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska joined the Serbian star in the round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-3 pasting of Belarusian Olga Govortsova on Day 2.

Four other seeds posted first-round wins, as No. 10 Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova was trailing Agnes Szavay 3-4 in the first set when the Hungarian retired with a left thigh injury; No. 11 Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli topped Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-4; No. 13 Israeli Shahar Peer overcame Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 7-5, 6-4; and No. 14 Aravane Rezai of France beat Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-2, 7-5.

An opening-round upset came when Italian qualifier Roberta Vinci vaulted past 15th-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova 7-5, 6-4.

Additional opening-round wins came for Italian Sara Errani, Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova, Serbian Ana Ivanovic, Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru, German Julie Goerges and American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe. The former world No. 1 Ivanovic beat last week's Seoul titlist Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-2, while Goerges grounded struggling former top-ranked star Dinara Safina 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. The former French Open champion Ivanovic was the Pan Pacific runner-up in 2007.

Ivanovic will meet the former Wimbledon runner-up Bartoli here on Tuesday.

Also seeing second-round action on Tuesday will be four of this week's top- five seeds -- top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, second-seeded U.S. Open and Wimbledon runner-up Vera Zvonareva, fourth-seeded French Open finalist Samantha Stosur and fifth-seeded Roland Garros titlist Francesca Schiavone.

Seventh-seeded former Pan Pacific champ Elena Dementieva, who titled here in 2006, will also take to the courts on Day 3.

The 2010 Pan Pacific Open champ will earn $350,000.


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