Tennis: Schiavone wins first match in Azerbaijan

(AGI) Baku (Azerbaijan), July 22 - Italy's Francesca Schiavonemade a great start in the Baku Cup, an International WTAtournament played on hard courts in the capital of Azerbaijan.The Italian, a former Roland Garros champion and number 75 inthe WTA rankings released on Monday, beat Japan's Kurumi Nara,6-2, 6-2. Ms Nara was number four seed and is 38th in theinternational rankings. Schiavone will meet the winner of thematch between Israel's Julia Glushko and Ukrainian qualifierKateryna Bondarenko. . .

(AGI) Baku (Azerbaijan), July 22 - Italy's Francesca Schiavonemade a great start in the Baku Cup, an International WTAtournament played on hard courts in the capital of Azerbaijan.The Italian, a former Roland Garros champion and number 75 inthe WTA rankings released on Monday, beat Japan's Kurumi Nara,6-2, 6-2. Ms Nara was number four seed and is 38th in theinternational rankings. Schiavone will meet the winner of thematch between Israel's Julia Glushko and Ukrainian qualifierKateryna Bondarenko. . .