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Dulko, Li win in first round in Portugal

May 2, 2006 at 7:45 PM   |   Comments

LISBON, Portugal, May 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Gisela Dulko and 2005 runner-up Na Li of China posted first-round wins Tuesday at the women's Estoril Open in Portugal.

Dulko beat Chinese Zi Yan 6-4, 6-4, while the eighth-seeded Li defeated German qualifier Kristina Barrois 6-4, 6-3.

Li lost to Czech Lucie Safarova in last year's Estoril finale.

Three other seeds advances Tuesday. No. 3 Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino beat Portuguese wild card Magali De Lattre 6-1, 6-2; No. 6 Chinese Jie Zheng defeated Belarusian lucky-loser Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-4; and No. 7 Frenchwoman Emilie Loit whipped Portuguese wild card Frederica Piedade 6-1, 6-2.

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