Second-seed German among winners in Italy

July 17, 2007 at 7:43 PM

PALERMO, Italy, July 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Martina Muller of Germany was among the first-round winners Tuesday at the Internazionali Open.

Muller, the highest remaining seeded player in the tournament after top-seeded Michaella Krajicek was upset Monday, defeated Slovenian qualifier Andreja Klepac 6-2, 6-1.

Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and fourth-seeded Frenchwoman Emilie Loit also posted straight-set wins Tuesday. Radwanska beat Mariya Koryttseva of the Ukraine 6-1, 6-4, and Loit beat Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-4, 6-3.

Italian Karin Knapp upset fifth-seeded countrywoman Roberta Vinci 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Also, Romanian qualifier Sorana Cirstea beat seventh-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-4, and eighth-seeded Agnes Szavay of Hungary won 6-2, 6-1 over Romania's Ioana Raluca Olaru.

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