Welcome win for Keothavong
British number two Anne Keothavong battled back to beat Melinda Czink in the first round of the E-Boks Open in Copenhagen.
Last Updated: 10/04/12 10:28pm
British No.2 Anne Keothavong battled back to beat Melinda Czink in the first round of the E-Boks Open in Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Keothavong lost the first set against the Hungarian qualifier before fighting back to record a 4-6 6-2 6-3 triumph.
The comeback victory was particularly welcome as it was Keothavong's first win on the WTA Tour since Doha in February.
The 28-year-old will next take on second seed and world number 15 Angelique Kerber after the German saw off Frenchwoman Stephanie Foretz Gacon 4-6 6-2 7-5.
Two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki also secured her place in round two following a 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 triumph over Poland's Urszula Radwanska in her first match back on home soil.
The 21-year old Dane was down a break in the first set before rallying to force, and then win, the tie-breaker. She then broke three times in the second to clinch victory in just over two hours.
Fourth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania also advanced, beating Valeria Savinykh of Russia 6-2 6-2, while No.5 Kaia Kanepi ousted Australian Anastasia Rodionova 6-3 6-4.
But seventh seed Ksenia Pervak was forced to retire from her match against qualifier Johanna Konta when trailing 6-3 1-0 and eighth seed Sofia Arvidsson was also an early casualty, beaten 7-5 5-7 6-1 by Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria.