Mashona Washington falls in women's play

SYDNEY, Australia -- Wayne Arthurs of Australia beat Filippo
Volandri of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the first round of the
Medibank Sydney International on Monday.

In other men's matches, Mardy Fish of the United States beat
Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-4, seventh-seeded Thomas Johansson
of Sweden beat Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (5) and Jarkko
Nieminen of Finland defeated Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 7-5.

In women's play, Peng Shuai of China defeated Mashona
Washington of the United States 6-4, 6-2 and Magdalena Maleeva of
Bulgaria beat Sophie Ferguson of Australia 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2.