Pattaya City, Thailand (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic
started her first-round match on Tuesday and finally lost it on Thursday at
the rain-plagued Pattaya Open.
Two-time defending champion Daniela Hantuchova also exited the draw on Day 4.
The top-seeded Ivanovic succumbed to Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in a
match that was suspended on Tuesday, and washed out on Wednesday, with Morita
leading 2-1 in the third set.
The sixth-seeded Hantuchova, meanwhile, saw double duty on Thursday, as the
Slovakian veteran got past Belarusian Olga Puchkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 in a first-
round affair before losing to Russian Nina Bratchikova 6-2, 3-0 in the second
round, as Hantuchova retired against Bratchikova at this hardcourt event.
Hantuchova beat Russian glamour girl Maria Kirilenko in last year's Pattaya
A second-seeded Kirilenko avoided a second-round upset Thursday by overcoming
Thai wild card Luksika Kumkhum 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Another Day-4 upset came when Latvian qualifier Anastasija Sevastova upended
eighth-seeded Brit Heather Watson 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-2 in a second-round
In other second-round action involving seeds, No. 4 Romanian Sorana Cirstea
topped Aussie qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), No. 5 German
Sabine Lisicki doused Russian Alexandra Panova 7-5, 6-2, and No. 7 Russian
Elena Vesnina held off France's Mathilde Johansson 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in her second
match of the day. Vesnina opened her day with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 first-round
victory over Greek Eleni Daniilidou.
In other second-round play, New Zealand's Marina Erakovic bested Thai wild
card Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) and a busy Morita took out 42-
year-old fellow Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Friday's quarterfinals will pit Kirilenko against her fellow Russian Vesnina,
Cirstea versus Sevastova, Lisicki against Erakovic, and Morita versus
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