Seeds Zvonareva, Dechy Win Openers at WTA Eastbourne

Posted on June 14, 2005

Only two main draw matches were scheduled at the WTA stop in Eastbourne Monday, with No. 5 seed Vera Zvonareva trouncing Czech teen Nicole Vaidisova 6-3, 6-2, and No. 8 seed Nathalie Dechy giving Brit wildcard Amanda Janes a rude awakening with a 6-1, 6-1 grasscourt beating.

Janes is the daughter of 1961 Wimbledon finalist Christine Truman, and had trouble with the windy conditions, tossing in seven double faults.

The final round of qualifying was also completed, with Slovak Katarina Srebotnik, Russians Vera Douchevina and Anna Chakvetadze, and Italian Roberta Vinci onto the big dance.

On tap for Tuesday in Eastbourne are Sugiyama vs. Amy "Joltin' Joe" Frazier, Clijsters vs. Jankovic, Martinez vs. Baltacha, Vento-Kabchi vs. Hantuchova, Razzano vs. Farina Elia, Bartoli vs. Likhovtseva, Vinci vs. Karolina "The Spreminator" Sprem, Asagoe vs. Raymond, Srebotnik vs. Douchevina, and Chakvetadze vs. Maleeva.