[Yahoo] Gaudio, Verdasco advance in Valencia (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-10-2006, 09:16 PM
Second-seeded Gaston Gaudio and former champion Fernando Verdasco won in straight sets Monday to reach the second round of the Valencia Open. Gaudio, the 2004 French Open champ, withstood 10 aces by Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands to win 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3). The Argentine won five clay-court titles last year and a career-best 42 matches on the dirt, but he's off to only a 6-3 start this year, with...