Roberta Vinci of Italy rallied in the third-set to defeat Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in the opening women's match of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.
Vinci, ranked 28th, trailed 5-2 in the third set when she began winning points on her forehand against the Belgian.
She advanced to play 11th-seeded Ana Ivanovic, the 2006 Rogers Cup winner.
The match was played on the hardcourts at Uniprix Stadium, where the tournament began a day later than usual to accommodate the London Olympics.
In other matches, Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa rallied to beat Stephanie Dubois of Canada, 1-6, 6-3, 6-0; Ekaterina Makarova of Russia handled Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-2; and Tamira Paszek of Austria defeated Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-1 to earn a matchup with top-seeded Victoria Azarenka.
Azarenka is hanging onto the No. 1 world ranking by a thread and will have to hold off second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 3 Maria Sharapova to stay on top. Sharapova can regain the top ...