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Hantuchova faces Sharapova next

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Daniela Hantuchova beat wild card
Vera Douchevina 6-1, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the $1.3
million Swisscom Challenge.
Hantuchova will meet Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova next.
Sharapova has won nine straight matches and is seeded third, after
new No. 1 Lindsay Davenport (flu) and Serena Williams (left knee)
pulled out.
In other first-round matches, Fabiola Zuluaga topped Mary Pierce
6-3, 6-2, Nathalie Dechy defeated wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-1,
6-4, and Alicia Molik edged Silvia Farina Elia 6-1, 7-6 (5).