Tursunov struggles early in Open 13

Tursunov struggles early in Open 13

Published Feb. 14, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

Dmitry Tursunov of Russia rallied to beat Bulgarian teenager Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the first round at the Open 13 on Monday.

Dimitrov served 17 aces and missed two chances to break serve when leading 4-3 in the second set, with Tursunov closing it out in 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Tursunov served 12 aces but also eight double faults. He will will play either fifth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia or Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

Sergiy Stakhovsky defeated Illya Marchenko 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Ukrainian match. He will meet either sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Benoit Paire, both of France.


Although Stakhovsky dropped serve twice, he broke Marchenko twice in each set.


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