Canadas Aleksandra Wozniak ousted by Flavia Pennetta in first round

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CARSON, Calif. - Aleksandra Wozniak, who just two days earlier became the first Canadian to win a WTA Tour event in 20 years, was knocked out in the first round of the East West Bank Classic on Tuesday.
Wozniak, a native of Blainville, Que., was beaten 6-1, 6-0 by 10th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
Stephanie Dubois of Laval, Que., fared better, defeating Ashley Harkleroad of the U.S. 6-2, 6-3.
Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nadia Petrova moved into the second round with her first hardcourt win since January, a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Russian countrywoman Alina Jidkova.
Petrova, the ninth seed in the US$650,000 event, ended a five-match losing streak on hardcourts and was joined in the second round by No. 11 Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic and No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. But the tournament lost another star when Wimbledon finalist and No. 2 seed Serena Williams withdrew due to an injured left knee.
Williams had withdrawn Saturday at Stanford, but expressed a desire to play at the Home Depot Center over the advice of medical personnel and her father, Richard. But she said that after warming up Tuesday morning she knew she would be unable to compete and joined sister Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova on the sidelines.
Top seed Jelena Jankovic, who could claim the No. 1 ranking in the world by winning here, will play her first match Wednesday against 98th-ranked American Vania King. Jankovic is coming back from a knee injury and has been idle since Wimbledon.
Vaidisova beat Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1, and Cibulkova ousted Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-4, 6-3. King set up her match with Jankovic by beating Angela Haynes 6-3, 6-3.
In the night matches, sixth seed Daniela Hantuchova made an unexpectedly early exit, losing to Olga Govortsova of Belarus, 6-2, 6-4.
Anna Chakvetadze, of Russia, the No. 3 seed, had no trouble in her second-round match, toppling Marta Domachowska of Poland, 6-1, 6-1, in 49 minutes.

Organizations: East West Bank Classic, Home Depot Center

Geographic location: Wimbledon, Blainville, Italy Laval U.S. Czech Republic Slovakia Stanford Belarus Russia Poland

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