CASABLANCA: Third-seeded Henrieta Nagyova of Slovakia moved into the second round of the Casablanca Open on Monday, beating Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie of Romania 6-3, 6-4.
Slovakias Ludmila Cervanova also won her first-round match while countrywoman Martina Sucha lost.
Cervanova beat Maria Sanchez Lorenzo of Spain 6-1, 6-4 while Anastassia Rodionova of Russia outlasted Sucha 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. Also, second seed Rita Grande of Italy beat compatriot Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-3, 7-5; No. 8-seed Cristina Torrens Valero of Spain topped Silvija Talaja of Croatia 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-2; and Marta Marrero of Spain beat seventh-seeded Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. AP