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Monaco wins opener in French tennis

Oct. 26, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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LYON, France, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Juan Monaco of Argentina easily won his first-round match Monday in the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix in France.

Monaco, the No. 5 seed, downed Frenchman Josselin Ouanna 6-3, 6-2.

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France's Julien Benneteau beat Spaniard Alberto Martin 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 and Florent Serra of France eliminated Belgian Christophe Roche 6-3, 6-3 in other opening matches.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France is the event's No. 1 seed.

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