ATP Tour

Fognini advances at Rio Open

2015-02-17 19:14
Fabio Fognini (AFP)

Rio de Janeiro - Fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy has advanced to the second round of the Rio Open by defeating Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 1-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 on Tuesday.

Fognini joins No. 3 Tommy Robredo of Spain, who advanced Monday.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and No. 2 David Ferrer played their first-round matches later Tuesday.

On the women's side of the combined ATP-WTA clay-court event, three unseeded players moved into the second round on Tuesday: Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil, Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.

Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy played later Tuesday.

Second-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania advanced on Monday.

Results on Tuesday from the ATP/WTA Rio Open (x denotes seeding):

Men

First round
Pablo Andjar (ESP) bt Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Fabio Fognini (ITA x4) bt Jir Vesely (CZE) 1-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-1

Women

First round
Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) bt Estrella Cabeza (ESP) 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-4
Veronica Cepede (PAR) bt Paula Gonalves (BRA) 6-2, 7-5
Roberta Vinci (ITA x3) bt Lucie Hradeck (CZE) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3
Julia Glushko (ISR) bt Andreea Mitu (ROM) 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-4, 6-3
Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) bt Mara Irigoyen (ARG) 6-1, 6-1

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