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SOPOT, Poland (AP) _ Poland's Joanna Sakowicz beat defending champion Spain's Cristina Torrens-Valero 6-2, 7-6 (8) Monday to advance to the second round of the Idea Prokom Open.

In another first-round match, Flavia Penetta beat Tatiana Poutchek 7-5, 6-3.

In the men's competition, third-seeded Fabrice Santoro defeated Kim Tiilikainen 6-4, 6-1, and eighth-seeded Jan Vacek beat American Alex Kim 6-0, 6-4