Wozniak, Nestor move on at Wimbledon

Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada hits a return to Vera Dushevina of Russia during their women's singles...

Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada hits a return to Vera Dushevina of Russia during their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 26, 2012. (REUTERS)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:51 PM ET

Aleksandra Wozniak is on to the second round at Wimbledon.

Same, too, for Canadian Daniel Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus.

And although Milos Raonic is teetering on the brink of advancing, he'll need to put in a few more minutes of work to make it happen.

Wozniak, from Blainville, Que., knocked out Vera Dushevina of Russia, ranked 94th in the world, with a 6-2, 7-5 win Tuesday, while Nestor and Mirnyi, the top seeds in the men's doubles draw, dropped the first set before blowing out Americans Donald Young and Michael Russell 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-1.

"I was leading 6-2, 4-1 and she (Dushevina) started playing better, but I didn't allow her to get back into match and I am happy that I didn't have to play a third set," Wozniak said.

Raonic, meanwhile, was about to serve for the match against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia -- he led 6-4, 6-4, 5-4 -- when rain forced an early end to the day's play. The 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., seeded 21st in the Grand Slam tournament, will try to end it quickly when play resumes Wednesday.

Wimbledon wasn't as kind to Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver and Stephanie Dubois of Laval, Que.

Pospisil, who recently turned 22, lost 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to American Sam Querrey, who likely will play Raonic in the second round.

Dubois lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to 25th-seeded Jie Zheng of China. That result set up a Grand Slam rematch between Zheng and Wozniak, who won 6-2, 6-4 at the French Open earlier this month.

Nestor and Mirnyi will play Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Julian Knowle of Australia in the second round.


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