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Monday, May 19, 2008
Craybas, King both need three sets to reach second round at Istanbul Cup
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Americans
won first-round matches Monday at the Istanbul Cup, a clay-court tuneup for the upcoming French Open.
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Craybas, seeded seventh, defeated
of Israel, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, and King beat
of Russia 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-3. Another U.S. player,
, lost to
of Canada 6-2, 6-3.
of Belarus topped
of Turkey 6-3, 6-2 and will play
of Italy in the second round. Vierin downed Anastasia Rodionova of Russia 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
of Slovenia beat fifth-seeded
of Sweden 6-3, 7-6 (2).
of Japan quit while trailing
3-6, 7-6 (6), 4-1. Early in the match, Morigami fell on her left leg, which was bandaged when she started the match.
of Poland defeated
of New Zealand 7-6 (2), 6-3.