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Safina, Shaughnessy win Amelia openers

April 3, 2006 at 7:14 PM   |   Comments

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 3 (UPI) -- Russian Dinara Safina and veteran American Meghann Shaughnessy were among Monday's opening-round winners at the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Safina beat Japan's Shinobu Asagoe 6-2, 6-2, while Shaughnessy upset Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-0, 7-5 at Amelia Island Plantation.

Other Day-1 upsets included Spanish qualifier Virginia Ruano Pascual beating 10th-seeded Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko beating 13th-seeded Argentine Gisela Dulko 6-0, 6-1.

Two other seeds avoided upsets, as No. 11 Anabel Medina Garrigues defeated fellow Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 and 15th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova defeated Dutchwoman Michaella Krajicek 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4.

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