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Kuti Kis Advances in Porto Open

April 2, 2001

PORTO, Portugal (AP) _ Rita Kuti Kis of Hungary eliminated eighth-seeded Rita Grande of Italy 6-4, 6-1 Monday in the first round of the $140,000 Porto Open.

The other seeded players in action at the WTA clay-court tournament won Monday.

No. 5 Silvija Talaja of Croatia outlasted Giulia Casoni 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, No. 7 Angeles Montolio of Spain defeated 6-1, 6-3, and No. 8 Marta Marrero of Spain beat Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-4.

Cristina Torrens Valero of Spain topped Adriana Gersi 6-3, 6-3.

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