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Schnyder reaches second round of Porsche GP

10/2/2006 - Tennis

STUTTGART, Germany -- Fifth-seeded Patty Schnyder beat
Chanda Rubin 6-2, 6-2 Monday to advance to the second round of the
Porsche Grand Prix.

Michaella Krajicek, behind 13 aces, defeated Samantha Stosur
6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in the only other first-round match Monday at the
indoor tournament.

Several top stars have withdrawn from the tournament because of
injury, including Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Maria
Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport and Serena and Venus Williams.

Top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena
Dementieva and Nadia Petrova all have byes into the second round.