John Isner, Ana Ivanovic Reach Cincinnati Open Second Round

John Isner registered a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson. In women's, Ana Ivanovic came from behind to beat Sorana Cirstea, 6-1, 7-5, Caroline Wozniacki dispatched Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 6-3.

updated: August 12, 2014 18:07 IST
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Mason, Ohio: Eleventh-seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night.

The match was just the second in their 10 meetings in which at least one set didn't go a tiebreaker.

"That one's not the norm for us," said Isner, the runner-up to Rafael Nadal in last year's tournament. "I thought I played well from the very beginning. I was seeing the ball well. From the first warmup ball, I felt like it was going to be a good night. It helped that Kevin didn't play as well as he normally plays. A lot of things went well."

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