Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka
Radwanska fought her way into the third round at the 2012 U.S. Open on
The second-seeded Pole dropped the first set before coming back to blitz
Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on the Grandstand court.
The quiet Radwanska, who has a chance to leave the U.S. Open as the top-ranked
woman in the world, leads the WTA in Grand Slam match wins this year with 14.
Up next for Radwanska will be former world No. 1 Serb Jelena Jankovic, the
30th seed who handled Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-4, 6-2 on Day 4.
Jankovic was the U.S. Open runner-up in 2008.
Another former world No. 1 from Serbia, Ana Ivanovic, was an easy second-round
winner Thursday. The 12th seed blew past Swedish veteran Sofia Arvidsson 6-2,
6-2 in 64 minutes at Ashe Stadium.
"I'm very happy about today's match, because she's a tough opponent," Ivanovic
The 24-year-old Ivanovic is a three-time Grand Slam finalist and captured
Roland Garros in 2008.
Meanwhile, 13th-seeded diminutive Slovak Dominika Cibulkova snuck past capable
Serb Bojana Jovanovski 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3) and 14th-seeded Russian Maria
Kirilenko cruised past Hungarian Greta Arn 6-3, 6-2. The Olympic bronze medal
runner-up Kirilenko was last week's New Haven runner-up to Czech star Petra
Other second-round winners were Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova, Russian
Ekaterina Makarova, Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Czech Andrea
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