Francesca Schiavone easily advances
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Francesca Schiavone of Italy needed only 79 minutes to beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, 6-1, 6-2, in the opening first-round match Sunday at the inaugural New Haven Open at Yale.
The WTA tournament that annually precedes the U.S. Open starting next week in New York was formerly called the Pilot Pen before the name change last year.
Schiavone, the No. 3 seed, is looking at this tournament as a warm-up for the year's final Grand Slam that starts next Monday.
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