Bartoli wins Rogers Cup opener

July 28, 2008 03:22 PM
MONTREAL (AP) - Marion Bartoli of France overcame a sore thigh to defeat qualifier Melanie South of England 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-0 Monday in the opening round of the Rogers Cup.

The 10th-seeded Bartoli received on-court treatment to her right thigh and had a short break during the second set, but looked solid in the third.

American Vania King was upset 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 by qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito, a 15-year-old from Portugal.

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rolled past Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-1 at Uniprix Stadium.

Ninth-seeded Patty Schnyder led 7-6 (6), 3-2 when Yuan Meng pulled out with a thigh injury. Schnyder will play Monica Niculescu, who ousted American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-2.

Dominika Cibulkova rolled past Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1. She will face fifth-seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round.