Govortsova upsets second ranked Bondarenko at Florida tennis

PONTE VEDRA: Second seeded Alona Bondarenko was sent crashing out of the WTA MPS Group Championships on Tuesday after being upset by unseeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

Govortsova, who is ranked 52nd in the world, breezed through the final set after winning the first then stumbling in the second against 25th-ranked Bondarenko.

In other matches, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 7-5; Angelique Kerber beat American Vania King 6-2, 6-3; Ayumi Morita surprised Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 and China''s Peng Shuai defeated Taiwan''s Chang Kai-Chen 6-4, 6-2.