LLEYTON HEWITT VS JAN HERNYCH AT THE US OPEN
Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia at US Open held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2006 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and No. 2 Richard Gasquet of France began their 2013 seasons with first-round wins Tuesday at the Qatar Open.
Benoit Paire eliminated eighth-seeded Bernard Tomic in Monday's opening day play of the Swiss Open tennis tournament.
A doubles victory by Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek Saturday gave the Czechs a 2-1 Davis Cup lead over France in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Jurgen Melzer emerged as the only winner Thursday when soggy conditions forced suspension of plat at the Austrian Open.
Third-seeded Agustin Calleri was ousted in straight sets Tuesday during first-round play of the Austrian Open.
Twenty-two-year-old Richard Gasquet of France, the No. 2 seed, won in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup at Stuttgart, Germany.
Fourth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber won in straight sets over Yuri Schukin Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.
World No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko suffered continued problems at Wimbledon, dropping a first-round match in straight sets Tuesday at The Championships.
Local favorite Tommy Haas collected an upset victory Tuesday in first-round play at the $1.12 million Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Germany.
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