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Ivanovic sends Lisicki packing in Stuttgart

ESPN staff
April 23, 2014
Ana Ivanovic will now play wild card Julia Goerges © AP

Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

Ivanovic, the world No.12 and former French Open winner, needed just one hour to beat the 24-year-old Lisicki. It left three of the six home players out of the most important German women's competition at the first hurdle.

Wild card Julia Goerges gave the supporters reason for cheer with a surprise 6-1 7-5 win over Romania's Sorana Cirstea. The 94th-ranked German will next face Ivanovic on Thursday.

Italy's Sara Errani booked her quarter-final place by defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3 6-3. Errani's compatriot Flavia Pennetta is also through after a 7-5 3-6 6-1 win over wild card Andrea Petkovic.

Third seed Petra Kvitova suffered a shock defeat to Alisa Kleybanova, who prevailed 6-2 7-6(3).

This article originally appeared on ESPN.com

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