Guillermo Garcia-Lopez advances

STUTTGART, Germany -- Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain advanced to the second round of the Mercedes Cup by beating Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 on Monday.

Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine also advanced, rallying to defeat Jaroslav Pospisil of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5).

The $632,520 tournament is an ATP clay-court event.