Sania too strong for Poutchek

Tired Federer pulls out of Halle Open

Sania, who lost in the first round of the French Open a fortnight back, was largely untroubled as she crushed Poutchek 6-1, 6-2 to storm into the second round.
The Indian’s second-round opponent will be home favourite Anne Keothavong. The 11th-seeded Briton was equally untroubled in her 6-2, 6-2 win over Swede Sofia Arvidsson.

At Queen’s Club in London, Andy Roddick needed just 55 minutes to swat away Kristof Vliegen on Tuesday and remind everyone what a class act he is on grass.
The American is a four-time champion at Queen's and he took no time to make the adjustment from clay as he swept past his Belgian opponent 6-1, 6-4 in the second round. He will next face either Australian Lleyton Hewitt, another four-time winner at Queen's and Wimbledon champion in 2002, or the unseeded Portuguese Frederico Gil.
Britain's Andy Murray, the top seed at Queen's, will play his opening match against Italy's Andreas Seppi on Wednesday.

Federer pulls out

Exhausted French Open champion Roger Federer has pulled out of the Halle grass tournament in Germany to recuperate, the world number two said on his website on Tuesday.

"I am sorry to announce that I have decided to withdraw from this week's Gerry Weber Open,” Federer said.

"I sincerely apologise to the tournament organisers, my competitors, and my fans in Germany. I only hope they will understand that I still feel emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by the incredible events of the past few days."
World number four Novak Djokovic and fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, meanwhile, eased into the second round.

Second seed Djokovic had little trouble overcoming Italian Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-2 to set up a second-round clash with Frenchman Florent Serra.

World number nine Tsonga also progressed with a 7-5, 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and will now meet experienced German Tommy Haas.
Five more Germans moved into the second round. Philipp Petzschner, ranked 59th, beat world number eight Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 and Misha Zverev had little trouble beating Australian qualifier Joseph Sirianni 6-2, 6-4.

Philip Kohlschreiber drop-ped only six games in a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow German Bjorn Phau, Nicolas Kiefer crushed Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-2, 6-1 and Andreas Beck eased past Belgian Christophe Rochus 6-3, 6-1.

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