Top-seeded Tommy Robredo beat Dutch qualifier Michel Koning 6-4, 7-6 (4) Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Fifth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain lost 6-2, 3-6, 2-6 to Carlos Berlocq of Argentina, and Guillermo Canas defeated Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-6 (5), 7-5 at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.
Seventh-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, who won his first title in Munich last month, had to retire with a shoulder injury after losing the opening set 6-2 against Sergio Roitman of Argentina.
On the women's side, fourth-seeded Dinara Safina struggled before beating French qualifier Camille Pin 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. The match was suspended Monday because of rain at 2-2 in the second set. Also in the first round, fifth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova beat Olga Poutchkova 6-2, 6-1. In the second round, French Open finalist Ana Ivanovic beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, 7-6 (4), 6-2, and eighth-seeded Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine topped Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-3.
n Trial opens in player's suit over steroid ban: The lawyer for Guillermo Coria told a jury in New Brunswick, N.J., on Tuesday that the young tennis player lost two seasons, millions of dollars and his reputation because of "sloppy manufacturing" that tainted a multivitamin with a steroid.
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Trace amounts of a steroid, not listed on the label, led to a mandatory suspension for Coria, Coria lawyer Will Nystrom said.
"To make matters worse, Guillermo was branded as a cheater," Nystrom told an eight-person jury hearing Coria's case against Universal Nutrition, maker of a multivitamin the player took.
If Coria prevails, some experts believe it would be the first time a world-class professional athlete proved that a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was caused by product contamination. The Argentine was once ranked No. 3 in the world.
BYU track star arrested in mop fight: For a star runner at Brigham Young, this was hardly a clean getaway.
Kyle Perry was arrested in Provo, Utah, last week after getting out of his car and striking a pedestrian -- with a mop. Perry's vehicle apparently got too close to the man, who was pushing a bucket with mops across a street June 14, witnesses told police.
"Angry words were exchanged," Provo police Capt. Cliff Argyle said. "Mr. Perry exited his vehicle and grabbed a mop out of the pedestrian's mop bucket and started to strike the pedestrian.
"The pedestrian grabbed another mop and used it to defend himself. Eventuallly the pedestrian was shoved over a planter box and fell onto is back."