Federer opens Wimbledon with win

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Four-time defending champion Roger Federer rolled through his first-round match Monday, opening his Wimbledon title defense with a straight-set win.

Robredo ousted at Ordina Open

'S HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 21 (UPI) -- Qualifier Peter Wessels shocked No. 1 seed Tommy Robredo in the quarterfinals Thursday at the Ordina Open in 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

Canas ousted at Ordina Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 20 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Guillermo Canas was upset Wednesday in second-round play at the $416,000 Ordina Open grass-court tennis tournament in The Netherlands.

Robredo wins, four seeds lose at Ordina

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Robredo was a straight-set winner but four seeded players were upset in the first round of the $416,000 Ordina Open in The Netherlands. The tournament is a final grass-court tune-up ahead of Wimbledon, which begins next week.

Nadal takes second-round win at Artois

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal, in his first grass-court action of the year, posted a straight-set victory Wednesday at the $900,000 Artois Championships in London.

Roddick, Ljubicic claim second-round wins

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Roddick and No. 5 Ivan Ljubicic both won Tuesday and advanced to the third round of the $900,000 Artois Championships in London. Roddick, who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2003-2005, swept past Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4

Ljubicic upset in French Open third round

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Ivan Ljubicic was upset Friday, a day that saw most highly seeded men post easy wins in the third round of the French Open.

U.S. men out at French Open

PARIS, May 30 (UPI) -- Robby Ginepri dropped a five-set, first-round match Wednesday, completing a sweep that ousted all U.S. men from the singles draw of the French Open.

Safin, Henin advance at Roland Garros

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Two-time Grand Slam winner Marat Safin Sunday trounced Fernando Vicente in straight sets to begin this year's French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Simon bounced from Casablanca tournament

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 23 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Gilles Simon was upset Monday in first-round play at the $400,000 Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Morocco.

Youzhny, Johansson win Zagreb openers

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian Mikhail Youzhny and former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson of Sweden were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the Zagreb Indoors.

Nadal, Nalbandian advance

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian battled 100-plus degree temperatures in winning first-round matches Tuesday at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Two upsets mark St. Petersburg tennis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Russian wild-card entrant Igor Kunitsyn and the Czech Republic's Lukas Dlouhy posted first-round upsets in the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.

3 Russian men in Kremlin Open semifinals

MOSCOW, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was a straight-set winner Friday in quarterfinal play of the $1 million Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow. Davydenko, from Russia, eliminated Belarusian Max Mirnyi, 6-3, 7-5. He will play France's Fabrice Santoro in Satu

Safin into Kremlin Cup quarters

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Local favorite Marat Safin rallied for a three-set victory Thursday in the second round of the $1 million Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Davydenko leads winners at Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Native son and top-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko Wednesday was an easy second-round winner at the men's Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Roddick withdraws from Washington tourney

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two-time champion Andy Roddick pulled out of Washington's Legg Mason Tennis Classic Monday because of a left side muscle strain.

Defending champ Agassi opens with win

LOSA ANGELES, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Four-time winner Andre Agassi started out at the Countrywide Classic on Monday by beating unseeded Belgian Xavier Malisse 7-6 (12-10), 6-0.

American Jeff Morrison wins RCA opener

INDIANAPOLIS, July 17 (UPI) -- American Jeff Morrison was among Monday's opening-round tennis winners at the $575,000 RCA Championships in Indianapolis.

Two more seeds lose at Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 21 (UPI) -- The Red Letter Days Open Tennis Tournament lost its last two seeds Wednesday when No. 2 Dominik Hrbaty and No. 7 Paradorn Srichaphan lost in the second round.

Srichaphan, Schuettler lose in BMW openers

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Thai Paradorn Srichaphan and local favorite Rainer Schuettler were both first-round losers Monday at the BMW Open in Munich, Germany.

Roddick, Haas win at Houston

HOUSTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick Wednesday night beat Oliver Marach of Austria, 6-3, 6-4, in a second round match at the Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

Top seeds win Bucharest openers

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- This week's top-four seeds, including French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta, were among Tuesday's first-round winners at the $400,000 Romania Open.

Rusedski ousted at RCA Championship

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Defending champion Greg Rusedski was ousted from the RCA Championships Wednesday, falling to Scott Draper in the second round, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4).
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