Tennis: Basuki fired up

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The Indonesian Yayuk Basuki, a late entry in the Advanta Championships, used her experience to beat the young Russian Anna Kournikova 6-4, 7-6 in their first-round match on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Kournikova, a former world No 1 junior, is ranked 56th, Basuki 33rd.

Basuki was inserted into the draw only after Jennifer Capriati withdrew two days before the tournament started. "I don't feel I played very well, but I have a little more experience than her," Basuki said. "She's young, and sometimes I don't think she can keep [hold of] her emotions. But she has a great future."

In Tuesday's only match involving a seeded player, the No 6, Iva Majoli of Croatia, defeated Judith Wiesner of Austria 6-2, 6-2 in a first-round match.

Majoli got two early service breaks in each set to earn a second-round meeting with the American Chanda Rubin.

In another first-round match, Lisa Raymond defeated her fellow American Gigi Fernandez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The 35th-ranked Raymond, who won her first WTA Tour title last month, will face the second seed, Conchita Martinez of Spain, in the second round.

The world No 10, Brenda Schultz-McCarthy of the Netherlands, withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday after aggravating a thigh strain suffered last week at the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland. Her place in the draw will be taken by the American Lori McNeil.