[Yahoo] Fish wins opener at St. Petersburg (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-25-2004, 08:46 PM
Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish beat Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4 Monday to reach the second round of the St. Petersburg Open. Hernych, ranked 85th, saved four break points late in the match to stay at 4-4 in the second set, but his backhand failed him in the final game as he lost the first three points and then the match to the third-seeded American.