De Bakker, Troicki win at Thailand Open

Seeded players Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands and Viktor

Troicki of Serbia had straight-set wins in the first round of the

Thailand Open on Monday.

The sixth-seeded De Bakker shook off a shaky start to beat Marc

Lopez of Spain 7-5, 6-0. He will meet Daniel Brands of Germany, who

downed Illya Marchenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4.

The seventh-seeded Troicki, the 2009 finalist, defeated Marco

Chiudinelli of Switzerland 6-3, 6-1.

In Monday’s other first-round match, Florent Serra of France

rallied to beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-7 (1), 6-4,

6-4.