Vaidisova defeats Stosur in three sets in Eastbourne opener
EASTBOURNE, England -- Fifth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova fought off a strong challenge from Australian Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Eastbourne International on Monday.
In the only other first-round matches, Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic edged Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5), leaving the German with only four wins this year.
Alicia Molik, who has struggled to return from a
career-threatening inner-ear infection, surrendered ...
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