MONTREAL, Aug. 3 (UPI) --
Former champion Jennifer Capriati
and Montreal native Mary Pierce
both won their second-round matches Tuesday at the $1.3 million Rogers Cup.
Capriati beat Russian Alina Jidkova 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in a rain-delayed affair, while Pierce defeated Aussie Nicole Pratt 6-1, 6-1. The Capriati-Jidkova match was interrupted by rain for 2 hours, 39 minutes.
Capriati and Pierce will square off in the third round this week.
Capriati captured this event -- the former Canadian Open -- as a 15-year-old way back in 1991.
Fifteenth-seeded American Chanda Rubin posted a first-round victory over German Antonia Matic 6-4, 6-3.
Other opening-round winners werer Americans Mashona Washington and Lilia Osterloh, Serbian Jelena Jankovic, Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy and Argentine Gisela Dulko.
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