[Yahoo] Marrero to face Venus in Istanbul Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-16-2005, 06:01 PM
Marta Marrero easily beat Shiho Hisamatsu 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of the Istanbul Cup on Monday, setting up a match against top-seeded Venus Williams. Williams and second-seeded Nicole Vaidisova had byes in the opening round. Williams plays Marrero on Tuesday. Also, Akiko Morigami of Japan upset fourth-seeded American Lisa Raymond 6-1, 6-2, and eighth-seeded American Mashona Washington beat...