Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic plays a backhand in her first round match against Samantha Stosur of Australia during day two of the 2009 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Eighth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 Monday in the first round of the Open GDF Suez. Zakopalova needed 2 hours, 17 minutes to get the better of the Spaniard, who had won seven of their previous 10 matches. Medina Garrigues did not face a break point in the first set and broke Zakopalova twice. But Zakopalova broke her twice in the second and then cruised in the third. She next faces either Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain or a qualifier in the second round. Also, Mona Barthel of Germany also advanced with a 7-6 (1), 6-0 win against Urszula Radwanska of Poland and next faces either fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy or Simona Halep of Romania.
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