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Philipp Kohlschreiber wins opener

Updated: June 11, 2012, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

HALLE, Germany -- Philipp Kohlschreiber began the defense of his Gerry Weber Open title with a win over wild card Dustin Brown in an all-German matchup Monday.

The 163rd-ranked Brown twice pushed Kohlschreiber to a tiebreaker before the eighth-seeded defending champion won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in 1 hour, 23 minutes.

Canada's Milos Raonic, the other seeded player in action on the opening day of the grass-court tournament, defeated last year's runner-up, Philipp Petzschner. The fifth-seeded ...

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