“I was trying not to think who was across the other side of the net. It’s always tough to play against a sister, but I’m happy I’m in the second round,” said Urszula.
She added: “But she’s sick and she told me after the match that because of the doubles she was still playing, but if she wouldn’t play today doubles probably she would have retired. So she’s not feeling good.”
In other tennis news, Marion Bartoli defeated Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama, Romania’s Monica Niculescu was beaten by Shuai Peng from China, while Dubai favourite Slovak Daniela Hantuchova beat Swiss Stefanie Voegele and Francesca Schiavone of Italy swept aside Australia’s Casey Dellacqua.