Roberta Vinci will face British youngster Laura Robson in round two of the XXV Italiacom Open
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Roberta Vinci made her presence felt in round one of the XXV Italiacom Open, as she swept past the unseeded Karin Knapp with apparent ease. Vinci’s compatriot has recorded some decent results this year, but was unable to resist a confident display from the second seed, which ultimately led to a 6-2, 6-2 triumph.
Vinci’s next opponent will be young Brit Laura Robson. Robson was also in irresistible form on Tuesday, which took her past Ukrainian qualifier Valentyna Ivakhnenko in straight sets. Although Robson is one of the youngest players around, she seemed completely unflustered, and ran away to a 6-1, 6-0 triumph.
Both players will be feeling confident about what they can do on the clay of Palermo, though Vinci’s experience should give her the upper hand. The Italian is yet to win a WTA title this season, and presented with what appears to be a fine opportunity here, she’s unlikely to go down with anything less than a very good fight.