ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Tommy Robredo was bounced Tuesday from the first round of the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament in Russia.
Robredo, from Spain, was eliminated by Australian qualifier Wayne Arthurs 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the second day of the weeklong tournament. The open's champion will earn $142,000.
Two other seeded players on Tuesday reached the round of 16, as No. 3 Croat Mario Ancic charged past American Paul Goldstein 7-5, 6-1; and No. 7 Mikhail Youzhny handled German Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (8-6), 6-4. One other opening-round result Tuesday saw Romanian Andrei Pavel stop Croatian qualifier Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-5.