Rezai reaches Strasbourg second round

Updated: May 18, 2009, 3:22 PM ET
Associated Press

STRASBOURG, France -- Aravane Rezai of France, ranked No. 95 in the world, has beaten second-seeded Sybille Bammer of Austria 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament.

In other first-round action on Monday, third-seeded Peng Shuai of China beat Alexa Glatch of the United States 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 and fourth-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina beat Mara Santangelo of Italy 6-1, 7-6 (3).

In other matches, Kristina Barrois of Germany defeated Irena Pavlovic of France 6-3, 6-3 and Ayumi Morita of Japan beat Kinnie Laisne of France 6-1, 6-3.


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