Castano, Smashnova advance in Budapest

July 25, 2006 at 7:21 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Colombian Catalina Castano and defending champ Anna Smashnova were first-round winners Tuesday at Hungary's Budapest Grand Prix.

Smashnova of Israel beat Castano in last year's finale.

Castano defeated Hungarian Kyra Nagy 6-3, 6-2, and eighth-seeded Smashnova beat Greek Eleni Daniilidou 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Four other seeds reached the second round as No. 2 Dutchwoman Michaella Krajicek beat France's Stephanie Foretz 6-1, 5-7, 6-1; No. 4 Czech Iveta Benesova beat countrywoman Katerina Bohmova 7-6 (12-10), 2-6, 6-4; No. 5 Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino beat Russian Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4, 6-4; and No. 7 Martina Sucha defeated fellow Slovakian Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

In an upset, Czech Eva Birnerova knocked out third-seeded Czech Klara Koukalova 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Super Bowl: Cam Newton goes dim postgame
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Man uses snowboard to wakeboard on flooded streets
New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher
List of all records set and tied in Super Bowl 50