Mashona Washington falls in women's play

Updated: January 10, 2005, 1:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia -- Wayne Arthurs of Australia beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the Medibank Sydney International on Monday.

In other men's matches, Mardy Fish of the United States beat Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-4, seventh-seeded Thomas Johansson of Sweden beat Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (5) and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland defeated Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 7-5.

In women's play, Peng Shuai of China defeated Mashona Washington of the United States 6-4, 6-2 and Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria beat Sophie Ferguson of Australia 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2.

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