Day 2 of the 2012 Bank of the West Classic took place on Tuesday with seven matches, and now we know who will play Serena Williams, fresh off a Wimbledon victory, in the second round. American Nicole Gibbs defeated Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
The only seeded player on the court on Tuesday, No. 8 Marina Erakovic, also won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. She will play Urszula Radwańska, younger sister of Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka. Radwańska defeated Eleni Daniilidou, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Erika Sema defeated Alexa Glatch, 6-2, 6-3. Saisai Zheng advanced to the second round after Ayumi Morita retired during the first set. Zheng was leading the set, 4-2. Mallory Burdette lost the first set to Anne Keothavong, 2-6, but recovered and won the next two, 7-5, 6-4. In the late match, Sorana Cirstea defeated American Vania King in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.
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