Zvonareva, Pierce win opening matches at Generali
LINZ, Austria -- Eighth-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy, hampered by an injured right calf, lost to Vera Zvonareva of Russia 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the Generali Ladies.
Zvonareva will next play Mary Pierce of France, who beat Ai Sugiyama of Japan 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5). Zvonareva is 5-0 against the 14th-ranked Schiavone, who pulled out of the Zurich Open last week because of her calf.
Sugiyama, the 2003 champion, was broken twice while serving for
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