Sixth-seeded Robin Haase recovered from a shaky first set to beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 6-2 Monday and advance to the second round of the Estoril Open.
The Dutchman saved a break point in the fifth game and broke Bolelli's service in the following game. The Italian fought back to 4-3, but after squandering four break points in the eighth game his opponent pulled into a 5-3 lead and took the set with his second ace.
Haase looked more comfortable in the second set and ended the match with 80 percent of his first serves on target and 23 unforced errors compared with 43 for Bolelli.
In the women's first round, top-seeded Roberta Vinci dropped a set as she overcame Russia's Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.