Flipkens beats Ivanovic at Generali Ladies

Associated Press Published: October 12, 2012
Advertisement
;

Azarenka has not dropped a set in 11 consecutive matches. She won in Beijing last week and pulled out in the quarterfinals at Tokyo the week before.

"Every day I have to push myself," Azarenka said. "It's not easy, even when it seems easy out there on court."

Azarenka will next play Begu, a Romanian who defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

The match was interrupted in the second set for about 20 minutes after rainwater leaked from the roof onto the court.

The 57th-ranked Begu, who won her first career title in Tashkent last month, lost in qualifying but entered the main draw as a replacement for Anna Tatishvili of Georgia.

Goerges, who hasn't lost a set this tournament, beat Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-1, 6-4. From 1-1 in the opening set, the German won seven straight games. Arvidsson broke back to tie it 4-4 in the second but then dropped her serve for the fourth time.