Mikhail Youzhny advances

Updated: September 24, 2012, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Vasek Pospisil of Canada 7-6 (4), 6-1 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open.

Two other seeded players were eliminated in first-round matches: Lukas Lacko of Slovakia and Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan.

The fifth-seeded Lacko was beaten 6-3, 6-2 by Grega Zemlja of Slovenia, while the sixth-seeded Lu lost to Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain 6-4, 6-2.

Youzhny, the 2004 champion and a two-time ...

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