CHARLESTON, S.C., April 14 (UPI) --
Playing just her fourth event of the year, Jennifer Capriati
dispatched Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 6-3, 6-1, Wednesday at the Family Circle Cup.
The seventh-seeded American has won three Grand Slams and was once ranked No. 1 in the world, but has not been the same since she came within two points of reaching the final of the U.S. Open before losing to eventual champion Justin Henin-Hardenne.
Capriati started this season slowly due to a back injury sustained at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships last November.
The 28-year-old Capriati received a first-round bye.
Sixth-seeded Elena Dementieva dispatched Anabel Medina Garrigues, 6-2, 6-2. Eighth seed Nadia Petrova held off Akiko Morigami, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).
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