Knapp bests Krajicek in third-set tiebreak

Updated: October 23, 2007, 11:40 AM ET
Associated Press

LINZ, Austria -- Karin Knapp rallied to defeat Michaella Krajicek 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Tuesday in the first round of the Generali Ladies.

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After losing the opening set and falling a break behind in the second, Knapp broke Krajicek twice in the third. Knapp missed several opportunities to reach match point at 5-4 before advancing.

Knapp's next opponent is fourth-seeded Dinara Safina, who had a first-round bye.

Alicia Molik defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, Gisela Dulko ousted Sandra Martinovic 6-3, 6-3, and Francesca Schiavone defeated Katarina Srebotnik 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Molik will face either Patty Schnyder or Aravane Rezai, who played later Tuesday.

Schiavone, who had 10 aces, will face top-seeded Anna Chakvatadze in the second round.


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