Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the second round of the China Open by beating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (7), 7-5 Tuesday.
''I didn't move really well, didn't hit the ball really good, but I was on the court with my head,'' said the seventh-ranked Frenchman, who won his first career match in Beijing in 2004. ''The China Open is the story of my life.''
Tsonga finished the match with nine aces and improved to 3-0 against Dimitrov. He will next face Chinese qualifier Zhang Ze, who beat compatriot Li Zhe 6-1, 6-3.
Also, Albert Montanes of Spain beat Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-3, 6-3, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany defeated Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (0), Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2, and Fabio Fognini of Italy topped Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1.
In the women's tournament, third-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.