Arvidsson and Jackson win DFS openers

June 12, 2006 at 8:31 PM

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Swede Sofia Arvidsson and American Jamea Jackson were among Monday's opening-round winners at the DFS Classic tennis tournament.

Arvidsson defeated Hungarian qualifier Melinda Czink 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3, and Jackson beat Czech Klara Koukalova 6-4, 6-1.

Other upsets included Slovak Martina Sucha over Colombian Catalina Castano 6-3, 6-1 and Chinese Zi Yan defeated American Laura Granville 6-4, 6-4.

Also, Italian Mara Santangelo beat Finn Emma Laine 6-1, 6-2 and Chinese Na Li defeated American Mashona Washington 6-3, 6-3.

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