Starace, Korolev win in Warsaw

June 9, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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WARSAW, Poland, June 9 (UPI) -- Potito Starace and Evgeny Korolev won Monday, setting up a second-round matchup in the $670,000 Warsaw Open tennis tournament.

Starace, seeded sixth, had little trouble in beating wild-card entrant Dawid Olejniczak 6-2, 6-3, while Korolev leveled Victor Hanescu 6-4, 6-2. Starace and Korolev will face off in the Round of 16.

Also Monday, Jiri Vanek topped Carlos Berlocq 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Marcos Daniel stopped Filippo Volandri 6-3, 6-4; and Florent Serra, who was leading 6-3, advanced when Guillermo Coria retired due to a left wrist injury.

The clay-court event was formally contested in Sopot, Poland, where Tommy Robredo, seeded second this year behind Nikolay Davydenko, won the 2007 title. Davydenko was the 2006 Sopot champion.

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