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Ferrero sails into second round

BEIJING, SEPT. 15. Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated American Justin Gimelstob 6-4, 6-1 in a rain-interrupted match to reach the second round of the $500,000 China Open here on Wednesday.

The Spanish second seed, who has struggled with injury all the year, overcame three rain delays in the first set to advance to the last 16.

Nicole Pratt beaten

South Korea's Cho Yoon-jeong upset Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela 7-5, 6-1 in the Wismilak International on Tuesday night. In another upset, Nicole Pratt of Australia was beaten by Italy's Flavia Pennetta 7-6(2), 6-4.

The results: At Beijing (China Open): First round: Juan Carlos Ferrero bt Justin Gimelstob 6-4, 6-1; Kevin Kim bt Lars Burgsmueller 6-2, 6-2; Mikhail Youzhny bt Ivo Heuberger 7-5, 7-6; Paradorn Srichaphan bt Jean-Rene Lisnard 6-4, 7-5; Dominik Hrbaty bt Wang Yu Jr. 6-2, 6-2; Davide Sanguinetti bt Nathan Healey 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

At Delray Beach (Millennium International Championships): First round: Kenneth Carlsen bt Cyril Saulnier 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; James Blake bt Adrian Bohane 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Bjorn Phau bt Wayne Odesnik 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Amer Delic bt Adrian Garcia 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; Mardy Fish bt Andres Pedroso 6-1, 6-2; Jeff Morrison bt Todd Widom 6-4, 6-3; Sebastien De Chaunac bt Radek Stepanek 6-7(6), 7-6(1), 6-1; Vince Spadea bt Alejandro Falla 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; Ricardo Mello bt Gilles Elseneer 6-1, 6-4; Hugo Armando bt Max Mirnyi 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4); Matias Boeker bt Robert Kendrick 6-3, 6-2.

At Bali (Wismilak International): First round: Flavia Pennetta bt Nicole Pratt 7-6(2), 6-4; Cho Yoon-jeong bt Maria Vento-Kabchi 7-5, 6-1; Marion Bartoli bt Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(5), 6-2; Samantha Stosur bt Milagros Sequera 6-2, 7-6(5); Anca Barna bt Mariana Diaz-Oliva 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2; Marlene Weingartner bt Marta Domachowska 6-2, 6-4.

At Bucharest (BCR Open): First round: Novak Djokovic bt Arnaud Clement 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; Florian Mayer bt Dennis van Scheppingen 6-1, 6-1; Richard Gasquet bt Potito Starace 6-3, 6-4; Jose Acasuso bt Franco Squillari 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Victor Hanescu bt Fernando Verdasco 7-6(4), 7-6(3).

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