Paris, France (Sports Network) - Eighth seed Klara Zakopalova highlighted
Monday's first-round winners at the Open GDF Suez tennis event.
The Czech veteran came from behind to beat Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues
2-6, 7-5, 6-0 on the indoor hardcourts at Stade Coubertin.
Also on Day 1, German Mona Barthel handled Pole Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (7-1),
6-0 and American Christina McHale doused French wild card Pauline Parmentier
6-4, 6-1. McHale is rewarded with a second-round match against third-seeded
French star Marion Bartoli. who was last year's Paris runner-up to German
left-hander Angelique Kerber.
This week's top seeds are French Open runner-up Sara Errani and former
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who captured this Parisian tournament two
The winner of this $690,000 event will collect $125,000.
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