Dementieva begins bid

Dementieva to meet lucky loser
By Eurosport

28/09/2004 at 17:57Updated

Top seed Elena Dementieva, awarded a first round bye at the Hasselt tournament, will meet lucky loser Michaela Pastikova, who upset Tatiana Garbin 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 on Tuesday. Second seeded Belgian Kim Clijsters, making her first appearance on tour since Apr

Benesova defeated qualifier Angelika Bachmann 6-4 6-3, setting up a first meeting with the former world number one, which will take place on Wednesday evening.

In other results on Tuesday, fifth seed Francesca Schiavone upended fellow Italian Mara Santangelo, giving up only two games to her countrywoman. While sixth seed Silvia Farina Elia had to work harder for her victory, defeating Tatiana Perebiynis 5-7 6-3 6-1.

Italian Maria Elena Camerin lost only two games to lucky loser Capucine Rousseau 6-2 6-0 and seventh seed Magdalena Maleeva was a 6-3 6-3 winner over qualifier Lindsay Lee-Waters .

Belgian wildcard Els Callens fought past another qualifier, Eva Birnerova, 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.