[Yahoo] Vaidisova downs Fujiwara at Pan Pacific (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-31-2006, 01:31 PM
Fifth-seeded Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic defeated Japan's Rika Fujiwara Tuesday in the opening round of the Pan Pacific Open. Vaidisova cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Fujiwara at Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium to advance to the second round. Russia's Maria Sharapova, the tournament's top-seeded player and defending champion, had a bye along with second-seeded countrywoman Elena...