Simon ousts Roddick in 1st round in Rome

Updated: 09 May 2011 18:25 IST

Andy Roddick extended his troubled start to the clay-court season with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Gilles Simon of France in the opening round of the Italian Open on Monday.

Simon ousts Roddick in 1st round in Rome
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Andy Roddick extended his troubled start to the clay-court season with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Gilles Simon of France in the opening round of the Italian Open on Monday.

Simon broke Roddick's serve in the first game of the match and quickly recovered a break by the 12th-seeded American in the opening game of the second set, then cruised from there.

Roddick also lost his opening match at last week's Madrid Open, falling in three sets to 160th-ranked Italian qualifier Flavio Cipolla.

In the women's action, Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic beat Gisela Dulko of Argentina 6-2, 6-1.

Topics : Tennis Rohan Bopanna Lukas Dlouhy Andy Roddick Maria Sharapova Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Gilles Simon Leander Paes
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