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By Chris Oddo

Vinci (August 9, 2012)--Robert Vinci handed former Rogers Cup champion Ana Ivanovic a dose of harsh reality in the form of a 6-0, 6-0 drubbing this afternoon.

The 45-minute whitewash was Vinci's second double bagel of her career, with the first also coming at the Rogers Cup, against Nuria Llagostera Vives at Toronto in 2007.

Vinci will face the winner of the match between Angelique Kerber and Ekaterina Makarova, which was suspended due to rain with Kerber up a set but down a break in the second set.

Aleksandra Wozniak advanced to the Rogers Cup round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over thirteenth-seeded Jelena Jankovic on Thursday.

Playing in her home province of Quebec, Wozniak was embraced warmly by the crowd at Uniprix Stadium.

"It's awesome, I'm really happy to be in the next round," said Wozniak, who reached the round of 16 at Montreal in her only other appearance at the event in 2002.

Jankovic saved two match points with the Canadian serving for the match, but the former World No. 1 shanked a forehand return on the ensuing serve to give Wozniak a third match point, which she converted.

Wozniak saved four of five break points on the afternoon, while breaking Jankovic four times on ten attempts.

The win is Wozniak's first career victory over Jankovic in five clashes. The 24-year-old will face American Christina McHale in the next round.

Carla Suarez Navarro also pulled a bit of a shocker today when she defeated fifteenth-seeded Sabine Lisicki 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Lisicki only made 48 percent of her first serves on the afternoon, and was broken five times on eight opportunities in the final two sets by the Spaniard.

The 23-year-old from the Canary Islands will face the winner of tonight's suspended match between Victoria Azarenka and Tamira Paszek in the next round.

In between rain showers Thursday, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska came back from set down to defeat Mona Barthel in a third-set tiebreaker 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5).

It was also a good day for American women, as Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko advanced. McHale needed three sets and more than two and a half hours to take care of lucky loser Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, while 26-year-old Lepchenko scored what was perhaps the biggest upset of the day when she defeated San Diego champion Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

In the final match on Court Central, Li Na dashed the hopes of 18-year-old Canadian wildcard Eugenie Bouchard with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 victory. Tenth-seeded Li will face Sara Errani in the round of 16.

Several other matches were suspended on a rainy Thursday in Montreal. Victoria Azarenka was tied 3-3 in the first set with Tamira Paszek when rain intervened, while  Caroline Wozniacki was two games away from victory against Kiki Bertens, leading 4-0 in the second set after taking the first set 7-5.

(Photo Credit: AP)

 

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