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Castellvi advances to second round in Calcutta

9/19/2005 - Tennis

CALCUTTA, India -- Puerto Rico's Vilmarie Castellvi defeated
Switzerland's Emmanuelle Gagliardi 6-4, 6-4 Monday in the opening
round of the Sunfeast Open, a new event on the WTA Tour.

Castellvi is ranked No. 173 and Gagliardi No. 99.

"I played an aggressive game ... but I need to lift my game
further to regularly produce good results," Castellvi said.

Anastasia Myskina, part of Russia's Fed Cup-winning team last
weekend, is seeded first in the hardcourt tournament.

In other first-round matches, Shikha Uberoi of India beat Ryoko
Fuda of Japan 6-1, 6-3, and Kaia Kanepi of Estonia defeated
qualifier Ankita Bhambri of India 7-6 (3), 6-2.