OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) — Sixth-seeded Robin Haase recovered from a shaky first set to beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2 Monday and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.
The Dutchman saved a break point in the fifth game and broke Bolelli’s service in the following game. The Italian fought back to 4-3, but after squandering four break points in the eighth game his opponent pulled into a 5-3 lead and took the set with his second ace.
Haase looked more comfortable in the second set and ended the match. He made 80 percent of his first serves and had 23 unforced errors to 43 for Bolelli.
In the women’s first round, top-seeded Roberta Vinci overcame Russia’s Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.