It has been a mighty strong second set

It has been a mighty strong second set

Eighth-seeded Ana advanced to the second round of the Generali Ladies Open with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory Tuesday over Shinobu Asagoe.

They exchanged breaks in the first set, but Ana wasted two set points at 6-5 before prevailing in the tiebreaker.

Ana reduced her unforced errors and improved her serve percentage in the second set, breaking the Japanese player three times to claim the match.

Ana will meet either Austrian wild card Tamira Paszek or Russian qualifier Elena Vesnina in the second round.