Clijsters rolls in Miami

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MIAMI -- Reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters was an easy second-round winner Friday at the $4.5 million Sony Ericsson Open.

The second-seeded former world No. 1 Clijsters leveled Belarusian qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova 6-1, 6-1 in a mere 49 minutes on the hardcourts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. Yakimova piled up 17 unforced errors while recording only one winner in the dismantling.

This marked Clijsters' first outing since retiring from a fourth-round match due to a shoulder injury at Indian Wells last week.

Clijsters, who beat American star Venus Williams in last year's marquee finale here, will meet Spaniard Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the round of 32.

Ninth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska routed Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-0, while 12th-seeded rising Czech Petra Kvitova clobbered American Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-2 and France's Virginie Razzano upended 14th-seeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Lepchenko was last the American standing in the draw.

Additionally, Ekaterina Makarova knocked out 22nd-seeded fellow Russian Alisa Kleybanova 7-5, 6-3; 24th-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko overcame Indian qualifier Sania Mirza 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; 25th-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova outlasted Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 5-7, 7-5; a 27th-seeded Martinez Sanchez subdued Georgian qualifier Anna Tatishvili 6-1, 6-4; and 28th-seeded Aussie Jarmila Groth was leading Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 3-1 when the Kazakhstanian retired on Day 4.


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