Kuznetsova advances at GP SAR

FEZ, Morocco — Former U.S. and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the second round of the Grand Prix SAR by beating Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-1, 7-5 on Tuesday.

The second-seeded Russian, whose last tour singles title came in 2010, broke Daniilidou seven times.

Third-seeded Petra Cetkovska of Czech Republic beat Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-4, 6-2, and fifth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania advanced when Fatima Zahrae El Allami of Morocco retired after losing the first set 6-1.

Barcelona Open

At Barcelona, Spain, Andy Murray defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is scheduled to play his opening match today.

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