Posted May 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Coming off a win over Rafael Nadal in Madrid last week, Fernando Verdasco eased into the second round of the Italian Open on Monday when Alexandr Dolgopolov retired with a stomach ache. After the 16th-ranked Verdasco won the first set 6-0, Dolgopolov called for the trainer then clutched his stomach as he went over to shake Verdasco's hand and concede. On a clear but windy day at the Foro Italico, 13th-seeded Gael Monfils also beat Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia 6-4, 6-1. In women's action, Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain defeated Zheng Jie of China 6-2, 6-1, and Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa eliminated Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (3). This tournament is the last major clay-court warm-up for the French Open, which starts in two weeks.
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