Dementieva races past Kirilenko


With the 35-year-old event including a men's tournament for the first time, second seed Dmitry Tursunov of Russia had to battle hard to beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Former women's world number one Ana Ivanovic's struggle to get back to the top continued when she lost a seesaw match with Russian seventh seed Nadia Petrova 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Fabrice Santoro's farewell world tour made another stop, allowing the 36-year-old Frenchman to progress to the second round with another display of his sublime skills and a 6-3, 6-2 win over American Robert Kendrick. Santoro retires at the end of the year.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles survived a stiff challenge from Stephen Huss and Ross Hutchins before winning 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-3 to enter the doubles second round.
India's Sania Mirza and Chia-Jung Chuang of Chinese Taipei bowed out with a first-round defeat against fourth-seeded Australians Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs 5-7, 4-6.

Ferrer through

In Amsterdam, holder David Ferrer beat Dutchman Jesse Huta Galung 6-2, 7-5 in a rain-interrupted match to reach the second round of the Den Bosch Open..
In the women's event, holder Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand ousted the Czech Republic's Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-3.

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