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Hewitt, Canas win in Vegas

March 4, 2008 at 12:30 AM

LAS VEGAS, March 4 (UPI) -- Second-seed Lleyton Hewitt and fourth-seed Guillermo Canas won their first-round matches Monday at the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Hewitt easily beat Marat Safin 6-2, 6-1. Canas had a little tougher time in his match against Thomas Johansson, winning 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

Eighth-seed Nicolas Kiefer eliminated Benjamin Becker 6-4, 6-3, and Robby Ginepri came back to beat Xavier Malisse 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Sam Querrey advanced with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8) win over Sebastien Grosjean, and Evgeny Korolev beat Sergio Roitman 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

First prize in the Tennis Channel Open is $68,800.

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