Radwanska, Cornet among first-round winners in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Sports Network) - Urszula Radwanska of Poland and France's Alize Cornet were among the first-round winners Monday at the Tashkent Open.
The second-seeded Radwanska notched a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Spain's Maria- Teresa Torro-Flor, while the third-seeded Cornet thumped Russia's Nina Bratchikova, 6-1, 6-3.
Seventh-seeded Russian Alexandra Panova also advanced with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova.
Other winners on the first day of play were Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino and Uzbekistan wild card Sabina Sharipova. Arruabarrena-Vecino rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Slovakia's Jana Cepelova and Sharipova claimed a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over countrywoman Vlada Ekshibarova.
The top seed for this WTA International event is Romania's Monica Niculescu. She is slated for first-round action on Tuesday against Italy's Karin Knapp.
09/10 10:37:32 ET