Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/21/12
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Tamira Paszek overcame a second-set blip to beat Alberta Brianti of Italy 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Strasbourg International on Monday. The eighth-seeded Austrian player constantly pressured Brianti's serve but could only convert four of her 15 breakpoint chances and dropped her own serve five times. She next plays Johanna Larsson of Sweden or American player Lauren Davis in the second round. French pair Pauline Parmentier and Stephanie Foretz Gacon advanced in straight sets and next play each other, while Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei rallied to beat Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1 and next plays either No. 4 Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain or Georgia's Anna Tatishvili. Parmentier beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 6-4, and Foretz Gacon downed Britain's Elena Baltacha 6-4, 6-0.
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