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Kuznetsova, Mauresmo win openers

Updated: August 25, 2009, 12:08 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova needed three sets Monday to overcome China's Zheng Jie 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament, the final tuneup before the U.S. Open.

The French Open champion, who received a wild-card entry into this tournament last week, won the first set easily and appeared to be cruising in the second, up 4-2 before Zheng rallied.

Using a strong backhand, Zheng won the next three games, and eventually took ...

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