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Knapp bests Krajicek in third-set tiebreak

10/23/2007 - Tennis

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.


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.