Top-seeded Tsonga reaches 2nd round of China Open



BEIJING (AP) — Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the second round of the China Open by beating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (7), 7-5 Tuesday.

Tsonga finished the match with nine aces and improved to 3-0 against Dimitrov. He will next face Chinese qualifier Zhang Ze, who beat compatriot Li Zhe 6-1, 6-3.

Also, Albert Montanes of Spain beat Paul Capdeville of Chile 6-3, 6-3, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany defeated Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (0), Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2, and Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1.

In the women’s tournament, third-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.