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By Gokul Pillai
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Julia Georges seems to be in good form as she kicked off her campaign at Denmark. She raced past Stepanie Voegele to earn her 14th win out of 15 matches played. These victories also include a title win at Bad Gastein to her credit. Georges took over a straight set win over Voegele at a scoreline of 6-2, 6-4 to proceed further in the tournament. Georges took perfect assistance from her tactical serve and aggressive ground strokes.
Chineese champ, Li Na made a successful start to her e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open campaign by recording a win against wildcard Kristyna Pliskova from Czech Republic in two well contested sets, 7-6(5), 6-3. Pliskova fought well in the first set and pushed Li Na to a tie-breaker. Na was quick to obtain the tie breaker and go on further to break the Czech in the second set before sealing the match in her favour.
An ecstatic Li said, "It was my first match since Wimbledon, so I'm happy I won. She had a huge serve. She's a good, young player. She just won the Wimbledon juniors. My game was there, but I need to be tougher mentally." She will be playing Britain's Elena Baltacha or New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in the next round.
In other matches, Angelique Kerber, the number 8th seed won her first round match as Anna Chakvetadze, Anna-Lena Groenfield and Marta Domachowska obtained maindraw berths after winning the qualifying rounds of the tournament.
Wozniacki started her week with a first match win in Copenhagen with a doubles win. She and Malou Ejdesgaard beat Yvonne Meusburger and Voegele in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. Wozniacki will start playing her singles matches on Tuesday.
Wozniacki proudly said, "I'm really proud of having a tournament in Copenhagen. They've done a great job and Center Court is amazing. For a first time tournament, it's great."
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