Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia returns the ball to Maria Sharapova of Russia during a Mexican Tennis Open during a quarterfinal match in Acapulco, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Christian Palma
March 04, 2015

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open.

France's Kristina Mladenovic also advanced in the hard-court event at Sierra Madre Tennis Club, topping Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 6-2.

In late matches, top-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia faced Pauline Parmentier of France, and second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy played Timea Babos of Hungary.

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