Makarova reaches 3rd round in Charleston

Charleston, SC ( – Second-seeded Russian Ekaterina
Makarova was a three-set second-round winner Wednesday at the ladies’ Family
Circle Cup tennis event.

The left-hander came from behind to beat Chinese Zhang Shuai 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 on
the clay courts at Family Circle Tennis Center.

Makarova’s third-round opponent on Thursday will be Romanian Irina-Camelia

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded former French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy
dismissed last year’s Charleston runner-up Jana Cepelova 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and
Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena upset ninth-seeded 2010 Charleston champion and
former U.S. Open titlist Sam Stosur 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

The Slovakian Cepelova gave way to German Andrea Petkovic in last year’s
Family Circle finale.

In other action involving seeds, qualifier Danka Kovinic of Montenegro upended
No. 12 Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and the aforementioned No.
13 Begu snuck past Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4.

In matches involving unseeded Americans, Madison Brengle whipped Croat Donna
Vekic 6-1, 6-3 and Spanish qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo doused Shelby Rogers
7-5, 6-1. Brengle will face the defending champion Petkovic on Thursday.

Also on Day 3, Romanian Andreea Mitu drubbed Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-2.