In the first round of the Texas Tennis Open being played in Dallas this week, the fast improving Canadian, Aleksandra Wozniak, took on the Czech fifth seed, Klara Zakopalova and won in straights, racing out to a 6-0 first set, but being pegged back all the way in the second set, resulting in a tiebreaker which she took 7-2. In the second round she met fellow Canadian, the qualifier Eugenie Bouchard, who had had a good run in the Rogers Cup recently. In the first round of the main draw, Bouchard took out Galina Voskoboeva relatively easily, 6-3 6-4, but in the match with her more experienced countrywoman, she managed to stay on court for just over one hour before being beaten 6-2 6-2.
Wozniak is drawn against Casey Dellacqua, the qualifier from Australia, in the quarters. In her first match in the main draw, Dellacqua easily overcame the Romanian, Irina-Carmelia Begu, 6-2 6-2; and in the second round she definitely earned the W next to her name when she beat the fourth seed in this tournament, the Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, also in straight sets, 6-4 6-3. In her first round match, Wickmayer came through against Heather Watson of Britain, 6-3 6-4.
Italy’s Roberta Vinci earned herself a quarterfinal spot after overpowering Polona Hercog of Slovenia in straight sets 6-2 6-3. Next up for no.3 seed Vinci will be South African Chanelle Scheepers who overcame Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4 7-6 (3).