Craybas moves on when 12th-seeded Jankovic retires

Updated: April 3, 2006, 11:04 PM ET
Associated Press

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Jill Craybas advanced to the second round of the Bausch & Lomb Championships when 12th-seeded Jelena Jankovic retired because of leg cramps.

Craybas, who upset second-ranked Kim Clijsters last week in the Nasdaq-100 Open, led 2-6, 7-6 (8), 4-0 when Jankovic stopped playing.

"I gained a lot of confidence with my play in that tournament that will hopefully carry over to this event," Craybas said.

Meghann Shaughnessy, Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain and Alona Bondarenko of the Ukraine also opened with victories over seeded opponents.

Ruano Pascual beat 10th-seeded Nathalie Dechy of France 7-6 (2), 6-4; Bondarenko routed 13th-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina 6-0, 6-1; and Shaughnessy beat 16th-seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-0, 7-5.

In other matches, ninth-seeded Dinara Safina of Russia beat Japan's Shinobu Asagoe 6-2, 6-2; 11th-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain edged compatriot Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, and 15th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic beat Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

The Bausch & Lomb is the third-oldest event on the WTA Tour.


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