Lopez advances at Brisbane International

Lopez advances at Brisbane International
Sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain has beaten Germany's Philipp Petzschner 6-5, 7-6 (11) in a first-round men's single match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

In women's first-round play Sunday, Australian Sally Peers had an upset 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over seventh-seeded Alisa Kleybanova of Russia, while fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Russian compatriot Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3.

Top-seeded and defending champion Andy Roddick plays his first match on Monday against wild card Marinko Matosevic of Australia. No. 1 women's seed Samantha Stosur plays a yet-to-be-determined qualifier.