Fabio Fognini of Italy makes a forehand return to Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian )
Vincent Thian
February 17, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy advanced to the second round of the Rio Open by defeating Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday.

Fognini joins No. 3 Tommy Robredo of Spain, who advanced Monday.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and No. 2 David Ferrer played their first-round matches later Tuesday.

On the women's side of the combined ATP-WTA clay-court event, three unseeded players moved into the second round on Tuesday: Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil, Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.

Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy played later Tuesday. Second-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania advanced on Monday.

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