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Rubin's struggles continue, Sucha advances in Bell

10/31/2006 - Tennis

QUEBEC CITY -- Martina Sucha of Slovakia defeated Chanda
Rubin of the United States 6-4, 6-2 in a first-round match of
former champions at the Bell Challenge on Monday.

Sucha won the title in 2004, four years after Rubin won the
championship. Rubin was a top-10 player until she was plagued by
injuries to her left knee in 2004. She's won only one match in
seven tournaments this year.

In other matches, sixth-seeded Shenay Perry of the United States
beat Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, and eighth-seeded Olga
Poutchkova of Russia eliminated wild card Valerie Tetreault of
Canada 6-0, 6-2.

Laura Granville of the United States paid back Jelena Kostanic
of Croatia 6-4, 6-4 for a defeat in Hobart, Australia, at the start
of the year, and Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada beat Alina Jidkova of
Russia 6-4, 6-2.