Kleybanova starts Estoril run with win

Top-seeded Alisa Kleybanova got off to a winning start at the Estoril Open by beating Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.

The Russian player will meet Mathilde Johansson next after the Frenchwoman beat Ksenia Pervak 6-4, 6-3.

Sixth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia beat Barbara Luz 6-1, 6-1 to advance but seventh-seeded Jie Zheng of China exited after a 6-4, 6-2 defeat by Romina Oprandi.

In the men’s tournament, seventh-seeded South African Kevin Anderson beat Thiemo de Bakker 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Victor Hanescu, Jeremy Chardy and Joao Sousa were all winners on the clay.