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Maleeva wins opener at last tournament of career

Updated: October 17, 2005, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Bulgaria's Magdalena Maleeva beat Russia's Anna Chakvetadze 6-1, 6-1 Monday in the opening round of the Zurich Open.

The 30-year-old Maleeva, who has said this tournament will be her last, will face sixth-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland or wild card Gisela Dulko of Argentina in the second round.

Former French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, seeded seventh, advanced when Fed Cup teammate Vera Zvonareva retired while trailing 6-2, 3-0.

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