Sabine Lisicki cruises into Round 2 in Brisbane

Published: Dec 30, 2013, 06:36 IST | AFP |

Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki cruised into the second round of the Brisbane International with a straight-sets win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova

Lisicki had no trouble with the Slovakian or the 42 degrees Celsius heat on Pat Rafter Arena, winning 6-3, 6-4 in 89 minutes.

Lisicki was never in any trouble against Rybarikova and now meets Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in the second round.

Voegele progressed when she beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Japan’s evergreen 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm defeated wildcard Olivia Rogowska 6-3, 7-5, while Elina Svitolina beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3.

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