Fognini, Shvedova among first-round winners in Miami


Fabio Fognini reached the second round of the Miami Open on Wednesday with victory over Ryan Harrison, while Yaroslava Shvedova upset Jelena Jankovic.

Italy’s Fognini set up a second-round clash with Joao Sousa after defeating local favourite Harrison 6-4, 7-5.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, Nicolas Mahut defeated Michael Mmoh 6-3, 6-2, while Frenchman Jeremy Chardy started his campaign with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Facundo Bagnis.

Other first-round winners included Yoshihito Nishioka, Benoit Paire and Donald Young.

Over in the women’s draw, Yaroslava Shvedova pulled off an upset 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Jelena Jankovic – only her second win over Serbian in six meetings.

Patricia Maria Tig dismissed British No 1 Heather Watson 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, while American Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Katerina Siniakova.

There were also first-round wins for Jana Cepelova, Madison Brengle and Christina McHale.