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Santangelo, Mirza win Pattaya openers

Feb. 5, 2007 at 7:45 PM

BANGKOK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Italian Mara Santangelo and Indian Sania Mirza were among Monday's first-round winners at the Pattaya Women's Open.

Santangelo defeated Slovakian Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, and Mirza defeated Colombian Catalina Castano 7-6 (7-1), 6-0.

Shuai Peng of China also reached the second round by beating Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-2. Australian Alicia Molik defeated Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2, 6-2 and Russian Anastassia Rodionova beat Montinee Tangphong of Thialand 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).

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