Wozniacki, Ivanovic win 1st-round matches in Qatar Print article Send a Tip AP 2/11/2013 7:57:40 PM (AP) Wozniacki, Ivanovic win 1st-round matches in QatarBy MICHAEL CASEYAP Sports WriterDOHA, QatarFormer top-ranked players Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic eased into the second round of the Qatar Open with straight-set victories Monday.The 10th-ranked Wozniacki beat qualifier Mervana Jugic-Salkic 6-1, 6-2. The Dane had a poor start, losing her serve in the first game. But she broke right back and cruised from there, wrapping up the win in just over an hour.The 13th-ranked Ivanovic beat Tamira Paszek 6-1, 6-2. Ivanovic broke the 26th-ranked Austrian twice in the first set, then saved three break points to go up 4-2 in the second. She broke Paszek again to make it 5-2 and sealed the victory when the Austrian hit a return long.Wozniacki, a fourth-round loser in the Australian Open, said she felt comfortable against an opponent she had never faced."I just tried to focus on my own game and felt like I served well, returned well. I was happy," she said.Wozniacki's father, Piotr, was courtside during the match, counseling her at one point. He returned to the role of coach after the U.S. Open and the 22-year-old Dane said she felt she "needed the calmness" of her inner circle. She fired coach Ricardo Sanchez a year ago after two months on the job."It felt like I needed just people around me that have always been there. That's the most important thing for me, that I don't start feeling unsure," she said. "I have done so many great results, and I have been where I wanted to be. The main thing is that I have always had the people around me that I trust and a good team around me and people who know me very well. That was the choice I had to make again."Ivanovic broke the 26th-ranked Paszek twice in the first set, then saved three break points to go up 4-2 in the second. She broke Paszek again to make it 5-2 and sealed the victory when the Austrian hit a return long. Still nursing a sore right shoulder that kept her out of Serbia's Fed Cup loss to Slovakia, Ivanovic overpowered Paszek with her serve and benefited from the Austrian's five double faults."I actually expected a very tough match. We had some battles in the past, but I really started well and I was aggressive," Ivanovic said. "I felt like I was doing like lot of damage with my forehand, so I tried to keep that game plan."