Switzerland's top tennis players are continuing to perform well in their first tournaments after their unsuccessful forays at the Australian Open. Swiss number two player, Ivo Heuberger, now joins two compatriots in the second round of the Milan Indoors tournament.
Heuberger defeated Slava Dosedel from the Czech Republic in straight sets. He easily won the first set 6-2, but had to work hard to take the second which went to tie break, 7-6.
Marc Rosset and Roger Federer also won their first matches at the Milan Indoors.
Basel's Federer defeated Germany's Rainer Schüttler in the first round. The seventh seed won in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.
Geneva's Marc Rosset also made it through to the second round of the tournament. The eighth seed had a hard time of it, though, needing three sets to beat Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.
Rosset will face Britain's Greg Rusedski next as he pursues his search for the 16th title of his career. The Swiss player is the tournament's defending champion.
In Tokyo, Martina Hingis started her defence of her Pan-Pacific title by defeating Zimbabwe's Cara Black. The world number one took the match in two easy sets, 6-3, 6-3.
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