Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated 3rd seed Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-3 in second round play in Cincinnati today. Dementieva had problems with her serve, and was broken half a dozen times by Pavlyuchenkova.
Also going out was Dinara Safina, who was defeated 7-5, 6-2 by 4th seed Kim Clijsters. Elena Vesnina upset 5th seed Francesca Schiavone, and 10th seed Maria Sharapova defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-1. All other seeds advanced, and so did wild card Christina McHale, who defeated Ayumi Morita.
In doubles, Wimbledon champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova lost in the first round to the team of Sania Mirza and Monica Niculescu. Mirza and Niculescu defeated the 5th seeds 6-3, 1-6, 10-6. Wild cards Carly and Chelsey Gullickson advanced to the third round with a win over Julie Coin and Lucie Hradecka.