Estoril, Portugal - Sixth-seeded Robin Haase recovered from a shaky first set to beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2 on Monday and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.
The Dutchman saved a break point in the fifth game and broke Bolelli's service in the following game. The Italian fought back to 4-3, but after squandering four break points in the eighth game his opponent pulled into a 5-3 lead and took the set with his second ace.
Haase looked more comfortable in the second set and ended the match with 80% of his first serves on target and 23 unforced errors compared with 43 for Bolelli.
In the women's first round, top-seeded Roberta Vinci dropped a set as she overcame Russia's Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Results from the Estoril Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):
Robin Haase (NED x6) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 6-2
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4
Denis Istomin (UZB x5) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 7-5, 6-1
Nadia Petrova (RUS x7) bt Barbara Luz (POR) 6-0, 6-1
Silvia Soler (ESP) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM) 6-4, 6-4
Roberta Vinci (ITA x1) bt Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Olga Govortsova (BLR) 6-4, 6-4
Vania King (USA) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-0