Linz, Austria (SportsNetwork.com) - Former French Open champion Francesca
Schiavone was among Monday's opening-round winners at the Generali Ladies
Linz tennis tournament.
The Italian veteran topped Czech Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 on the indoor
hardcourts at TipsArena Linz.
Also on Day 1, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina bested German Mona Barthel 6-2, 7-5.
The top seeds in Linz are German Angelique Kerber, American Sloane Stephens
and former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. Ivanovic titled here in 2008
This week's winner will claim $43,700.
The Sports Network