[Yahoo] Coria edges Gonzalez at Rome Masters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-03-2005, 04:16 PM
French Open runner-up Guillermo Coria needed just one service break to edge Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-4 Tuesday in a clay-court duel in the first round at the Rome Masters. The ninth-seeded Coria broke Gonzalez in the seventh game of the third set when the Chilean hit two forehands long. He then maintained the advantage and closed the match in 2 hours, 50 minutes.