TOKYO: Japanese wild card entrant Ayumi Morita repeated her Olympic performance to beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the Japan Open on Monday.

The results: Men’s singles (first round): Amer Delic bt Go Soeda 6-4, 6-2; Takao Suzuki bt Yuichi Sugita 6-3, 7-6(6); Lee Hyung-Taik bt Satoshi Iwabuchi 6-1, 6-4; Ivo Minar bt Mischa Zverev 7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-2.

Women’s singles (first round): Marta Domachowska bt Aiko Nakamura 6-4, 7-5; Ayumi Morita bt Marina Erakovic 6-1, 6-4; Kaia Kanepi bt Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-3. — Agencies

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