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Pennetta, Torres, Dominguez Lino advance; Montanes upsets Andreev in Acapulco

Pennetta, Torres, Dominguez Lino advance; Montanes upsets Andreev in Acapulco

Italy's Flavia Pennetta defeated Russian Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4, 6-1 to begin another run at the Abierto Mexicano title on Monday.
Top-seeded Pennetta has reached the final four times and won in 2005.
"There are a lot of matches before the finals, it's one step at a time," she said.
Pennetta won her fifth career title at the first stop on the Latin American claycourt swing in Vina del Mar, Chile then was surprisingly beaten in the first round last week at Bogota, Colombia.
Mexican wild card Melissa Torres Sandoval came from behind to defeat Italy's Maria Elena Camerin 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a 2 1/2-hour match.
Also, American Jill Craybas easily defeated Paraguay's Rossana de los Rios 6-2, 6-2, Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino dispatched Japan's Rika Fujiwara 7-5, 6-3 and Germany's Julia Schruff held off Hungarian Greta Arn 6-2, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5).
On the men's side, Albert Montanes of Spain upset seventh-seeded Igor Andreev of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-3.