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Ulihrach upset

UMAG, JULY 20. Florent Serra of France upset former champion Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-1 to win his first ATP match in the first round of the $395,750 Croatia Open here on Monday.

Serra, who had to qualify for the tournament, outplayed his more experienced opponent on center court, easily reading the Czech's error-ridden drop ball game.

The results:

At Umag (Croatia Open): First round: Kristof Vliegen bt Olivier Mutis 6-0, 6-2; Florent Serra bt Bohdan Ulihrach 6-3, 6-1; Zeljko Krajan bt Jiri Vanek 6-0, 3-6, 6-3; Nicolas Almagro bt Tomas Behrend 7-6 (4), 6-4; Olivier Rochus bt Karol Kucera 6-2, 6-2; Guillermo Garcia-Lopez bt Victor Hanescu 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Fernando Vicente bt Sasa Tuksar 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.

At Palermo (Internazionali Femminili di Palermo): First round: Katarina Srebotnik bt Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-4; Yulia Beygelzimer bt Adriana Serra-Zanetti 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Denisa Chladkova bt Barbara Rittner 4-6, 7-5, 6-4; Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Julia Vakulenko 7-5, 6-3.

At Kitzbuhel (Generali Open): First round: Alejandro Falla bt Adrian Garcia 6-0, 6-3; Yuri Shukin bt Johannes Ager 6-1, 3-6, 6-3; Franco Squillari bt Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2; Frantisek Cermak bt Ivo Heuberger 7-6(0), 6-4; Werner Eschauer bt Thomas Schiessling 6-3, 6-2; Martin Vasallo-Arguello bt Nicolas Thomann 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1; Santiago Ventura bt Stefano Pescosolido 7-6(4), 6-4; Peter Luczak bt Alexander Peya 6-2, 7-6(4); Juan Monaco bt Juan-Pablo Guzman 7-5, 6-4; Oscar Hernandez bt Albert Portas 6-1, 6-4; Ivo Minar bt Galo Blanco 7-6(2), 7-6(11); Dick Norman bt Alessio Di Mauro 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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