Coetzer beats Talaja at Porsche Grand Prix

Fifth-seeded Amanda Coetzer of South Africa advanced into the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany by rolling past Croatia's Silvia Talaja, 6-4, 6-0.

Fifth-seeded Amanda Coetzer of South Africa advanced into the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany by rolling past Croatia's Silvia Talaja, 6-4, 6-0.

Zimbabwe's Cara Black also defeated Austria's Barbara Schett 7-5, 6-1 while Swiss player Patty Schnyder ousted Romania's Ruxandra Dragomir,6-3, 6-4.

Just three singles matches were scheduled on a slow opening day at the $535,000 event.

Defending champion Martina Hingis of Switzlerland, the world's top-ranked player, and second-seeded Conchita Martinez of Spain have first-round byes.

Four of the world's top 10 and seven of the top 15 are entered including Anna Kournikova and France's Nathalie Tauziat.

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