Sara won her first round match in Cincinatti: 6-4 6-2 over Jamie Hampton. Sara lost her serve once in each set, but broke her opponent twice in the first set and three times in the second set, and hence secured a straight sets win. In the 2nd round she’ll face Na Li, who leads the head-to-head 3-0 and beat Sara twice this year. Both matches were easy wins for Li, but they were played on clay, while Cincinatti is played on hardcourts.
In doubles, Sara is back with Roberta Vinci. They play Hsieh/Kudryavtseva in the first round.