February 28, 2012

Jelena Dokic, Olivia Rogowska to battle it out

Jelena Dokic will face fellow Australian Olivia Rogowska in her bid to defend her Malaysian Open title.
AUSTRALIAN duo Jelena Dokic and Olivia Rogowska will face each other in the second round of the Malaysian Open.

In their first round matches yesterday, seventh-seed and defending champion Dokic defeated France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-1, while Rogowska downed Elitsa Kostova of Bulgaria 6-4 6-0.

Croatian fifth seed Petra Martic rallied to defeat Japan's Erika Semi 4-6 6-4 7-5 after nearly two and a half hours at Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.

Two Japanese players reached the second round.

Misaki Doi fended off Olga Puchkova of Russia 4-6 6-1 6-2, and Kurumi Nara toppled Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-4 6-3.

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