Posted August 07, 2012 on AP on Fox

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 11: Dinara Safina of Russia returns a shot to Roberta Vinci of Italy during Day 2 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open on August 11, 2009 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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 rank...
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