Kanepi upsets Peer; King advances in Montreal

August 16, 2010 09:21 PM
Kaia Kanepi returns a shot to Shahar Peer during their opening-round match

MONTREAL (AP) -- Kaia Kanepi beat No. 14 seed Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-3 in the first round at Montreal on Monday.

The 16th seed Aravane Rezai rallied to beat Petra Kvitova 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-3. She saved 12 of 18 break point opportunities for Kvitova in the match and seven of 10 over the final two sets.

In other matches, Timea Bacsinszky beat Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-2; Jarmila Groth defeated Alona Bondarenko 7-6 (9), 6-2; Iveta Benesova downed Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2; and Vania King came back to defeat Anabel Medina Garrigues 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Also, former world No. 7 Patty Schnyder, who lost in qualifying but made the main draw as a lucky loser, advanced with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-3 win over Virginie Razzano.