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Dmitry Tursunov advances to 2nd round

Updated: February 14, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

MARSEILLE, France -- Dmitry Tursunov of Russia rallied to beat Bulgarian teenager Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the first round at the Open 13 on Monday.

Dimitrov had 17 aces and missed two chances to break serve when leading 4-3 in the second set, with Tursunov closing it out in 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Tursunov had 12 aces, but also eight double faults. He will play either fifth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia or Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

Sergiy Stakhovsky ...

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