[Yahoo] Top-seeded Schiavone advances at Modena (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-12-2005, 06:16 PM
Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone beat Marlene Weingartner 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Modena International. Schiavone played consistently from the baseline, while Weingartner lost her eighth consecutive first-round match. In other first-round matches on clay, Marta Marrero overcame three match points to beat qualifier Melinda Czink 0-6, 7-5, 6-3; Anna Smashnova topped...