|Gisela Dulko celebrates winning a point during her second-round match against Elena Dementieva at the Rogers Cup© Brian Bahr/Getty Images|
MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Having a first-round bye did not help Russian Elena Dementieva at the Rogers Cup. The fourth-seeded Dementieva was routed by unseeded Argentine Gisela Dulko in the second round Wednesday, 6-1, 6-4, at the $1.3 million hardcourt event.
Also upset Wednesday was another Russian, No. 8 Nadia Petrova, who was edged by compatriot Elena Likhovtseva, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, in a match that lasted 2 hours, 18 minutes.
Three other Russians reached the third round, as No. 6 Maria Sharapova, No. 10 Vera Zvonareva and No. 14 Elena Bovina each posted straight-set victories.
Other winners included No. 9 Paola Suarez of Argentina, No. 11 Francesca Schiavone of Italy, No. 13 Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria and No. 15 Chanda Rubin (15) of the U.S.
In the featured night match, third seed and French Open champion Anastasia Myskina routed Aranxta Parra Santonja of Spain, 6-0, 6-4. Myskina awaits Rubin in the third round Thursday.