ZURICH, Switzerland -- Tatiana Golovin, who won her first
two WTA Tour titles this season, beat Maria Kirilenko of Russia
6-3, 6-4 Monday in the first round of the Zurich Open.
Golovin, a 19-year-old Frenchwoman, will next face fifth-seeded
Ana Ivanovic. Golovin lost to the Serb in the opening round in 2004
Nicole Vaidisova served 11 aces in a 6-4, 6-2 victory over
Katarina Srebotnik, who committed six double-faults and failed to
convert two break points. The Czech teenager will play U.S. Open
semifinalist Jelena Jankovic in the next round.
Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko defeated Switzerland's Timea
Bacsinszky 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Michaella Krajicek of the
Netherlands downed Sania Mirza of India 6-1, 6-4.
Seeded players begin Tuesday, with Australian Open champion
Serena Williams facing Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.
Seven of the world's top 10 players are at the tournament,
including No. 1 Justine Henin, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie
Mauresmo. Defending champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday
because of a shoulder injury and Martina Hingis pulled because of a