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(E) Three seeds advance at Croatian Bol Ladies Open
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  04/30/2002 | Sports | Unrated
(E) Three seeds advance at Croatian Bol Ladies Open


BOL, Croatia (Ticker) -- No. 4 Iva Majoli did not disappoint the native fans as she was one of 
three seeds to advance in the first round of the $170,000 Croatian Bol Ladies Open on Tuesday.

Majoli, one of four Croatians in the tournament, rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Slovakian 
Ludmila Cervanova. Majoli is coming off a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win over Switzerland's Patty Schnyder 
in the final of the $1,224,000 Family Circle Cup.

Sixth-seeded Henrieta Nagyova of Slovakia defeated Slovenia's Maja Matevzic, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 and 
seventh-seeded Slovakian Tina Pisnik dispatched qualifier Zuzana Hejdova of the Czech 
Republic, 6-2, 7-5. Russian Anna Kournikova ended a five-match losing streak Tuesday with a 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2 victory over Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine.

Angelique Widjaja of Indonesia routed Seda Noorlander of the Netherlands, 6-2, 6-0 and 
Croatian Jelena Kostanic got past Tatiana Potchek of Belarus, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-4.

A pair of qualifiers moved on as Russian Vera Zvonareva cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over 
Germany's Jana Kandarr and Libuse Prusova of the Czech Republic eliminated Croatian wild 
card Karolina Sprem, 6-3, 6-0.

Top-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva and second seed Anne Kremer of Luxembourg each 
received byes in the first round.

Defending champion Angeles Montolio of Spain is seeded fifth.

The top prize in this Tier III claycourt event is $27,000.


 Katarina Tepesh
New York City, USA

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