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Capriati Advances in SEAT Open

September 27, 2000

LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ Jennifer Capriati scored a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Croatian Jelena Kostanic Wednesday in the opening round of the SEAT Open tournament.

The third-seeded American is 16th in the world rankings.

Fourth-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland easily defeated Alexandra Fusai of France 6-1, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals.

German Barbara Rittner upset eighth seed Belgian Justine Henin 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, while sixth seed Anne-Gaelle Sidot of France defeated Bulgarian Lumbera Bacheva, 6-3, 6-1.

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