BNP Paribas Open Day 1 roundup


Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:30

Ivan Ljubicic, Ernests Gulbis, Lleyton Hewitt all progressed to the second round with relative ease. Croat Ljubicic eased past Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy youngster Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3. Meanwhile, rising star Ernests Gulbis saw off American qualifier Kevin Kim 6-3, 6-4.

Former world No.1 Hewitt was taken to a first set tiebreak by Czech player Jan Hernych. After winning the tiebreak Hewitt made sure the second set would be concluded in a more timely fashion, as the Aussie won the match 7-6(3), 6-3.

Notable first round exits include Feliciano Lopez, who lost 4-6, 3-6 to Frenchman Michael Llodra, and Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, who went down 7-5, 5-7, 2-6 to Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci; one of only four mens matches to go to three sets.

It was a similar story for the women with little controversy or surprises as none of the big names were in action on the first day.

Aussie Sam Stosur defeated Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-1, 6-4. Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova eased past Polands Marta Domachowska 6-1, 6-3. And Czech star Lucie Safarova thumped American wildcard Melanie Oudin, 6-3, 6-1.

Full results from the mens and ladies main draw singles results as follows:

ATP Tour Main Draw Singles First Round
Y Lu (TPE) d [Q] M Lammer (SUI) 7-5, 6-2
I Ljubicic (CRO) d K Nishikori (JPN) 6-3, 6-3
E Gulbis (LAT) d [Q] K Kim (USA) 6-3, 6-4
T Gabashvili (RUS) d J Acasuso (ARG) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
I Kunitsyn (RUS) d V Spadea (USA) 6-3, 6-4
S Darcis (BEL) d M Granollers (ESP) 50 ret. (right shoulder)
P Starace (ITA) d D Gremelmayr (GER) 7-6(6), 6-1
A Montanes (ESP) d F Serra (FRA) 6-3, 6-0
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d J Benneteau (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
N Lapentti (ECU) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
M Llodra (FRA) d F Lopez (ESP) 6-4, 6-3
[Q] T Bellucci (BRA) d J Tipsarevic (SRB) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
J Nieminen (FIN) d N Devilder (FRA) 7-6(6), 6-1
L Hewitt (AUS) d J Hernych (CZE) 7-6(3), 6-3
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [Q] B Evans (USA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
M Gicquel (FRA) d S Bolelli (ITA) 7-5, 6-3

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Main Draw Singles First Round
[Q] A Yakimova (BLR) d [Q] V Lepchenko (USA) 6-4, 6-1
B Mattek-Sands (USA) d T Garbin (ITA) 6-4, 6-4
[Q] A Haynes (USA) d [WC] A Tomljanovic (CRO) 7-5, 6-2
[WC] S Mirza (IND) d M Koryttseva (UKR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
V Dushevina (RUS) d [Q] P Martic (CRO) 6-4, 6-3
R Vinci (ITA) d A Morita (JPN) 6-3, 6-4
Y Wickmayer (BEL) d M Rybarikova (SVK) 6-3, 6-2
[Q] P Cetkovska (CZE) d [Q] S Foretz (FRA) 6-2, 7-5
S Stosur (AUS) d F Schiavone (ITA) 6-1, 6-4
L Safarova (CZE) d [WC] M Oudin (USA) 6-3, 6-1
E Gallovits (ROU) d M Kirilenko (RUS) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
[Q] K Barrois (GER) d K Zakopalova (CZE) 6-1, 6-2
N Llagostera Vives (ESP) d B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 7-6(5), 7-6(9)
T Paszek (AUT) d M Santangelo (ITA) 6-3, 6-2
K Knapp (ITA) d [WC] V King (USA) 6-2, 6-1
A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d M Domachowska (POL) 6-1, 6-3


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