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Lexus of Las Vegas Open

USTA $50,000 Women's Pro Circuit Tournament
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev.


Local pro Asia Muhammad beat No. 7 seed Heidi El Tabakh of Canada 6-0, 2-0 ret. Wednesday in the first round of the main draw of the Lexus Las Vegas Open at Red Rock Country Club.

Asia plays her second-round singles match at 11:30 a.m. Thursday against fellow American Lauren Albanese on Stadium Court.

Asia then teams with American Coco Vandeweghe in a doubles match against Americans Lauren Albanese and Madison Brengle at 4 p.m. on Stadium Court in the day's featured match.

Tonight players, ticket holders and sponsors enjoyed the players party at BLUSH in the Wynn Resort. Noticeably absent was local phenom Asia Muhammad who was home icing a swollen ankle hoping she can recover for tomorrows big match.

"Asia played very well today" said her coach local pro Tim Blenkiron. "If she keeps playing smart tennis she can do well against these girls."

There to cheer her on today were fellow Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club players and their coach Adam Carey.

"It is nice to see the community rally around my daughter," said Asia's father Ronald Holmes. "We really appreciate that."

Wednesday's results
First-round singles main draw
Shenay PERRY (USA) [2] def. Kimberly COUTS (USA), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Regina KULIKOVA (RUS) [3] def. Beatrice CAPRA (USA), 6-0, 7-5
Maria-Fernanda ALVAREZ-TERAN (BOL) def. Agnes SZATMARI (ROU), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Meng YUAN (CHN) def. Agustina LEPORE (ARG), 7-5, 6-1
Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) [1] def. Laura SIEGEMUND (GER), 6-1, 6-1
Monique ADAMCZAK (AUS) [4] def. Ana JOVANOVIC (SRB), 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Lauren ALBANESE (USA) def. Frederica PIEDADE (POR), 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
Anastasia PIVOVAROVA (RUS) def. Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 6-4, 7-5
Jorgelina CRAVERO (ARG) def. Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA), 6-1, 6-3
Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) [8] def. Petra RAMPRE (SLO), 7-6(4), 6-4
Mirjana LUCIC (CRO) def. Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) [5], 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Gabriela PAZ (VEN) def. Alison RISKE (USA), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Asia Muhammad (USA) def. Heidi EL TABAKH (CAN) [7], 6-0, 2-0 Ret.

First-round doubles main draw
Marie-Eve PELLETIER (CAN) / Mashona WASHINGTON def. Beatrice CAPRA (USA) / Nicole MELICHAR (USA), 6-2, 6-2
Kimberly COUTS (USA) / Lindsay LEE-WATERS (USA) def. Nicole ROTTMANN (AUT) / Amra SADIKOVIC (SUI), 6-2, 6-3
Christina FUSANO (USA) / Shikha UBEROI (IND) def. Carla BELTRAMI (ARG) / Karen Emilia CASTIBLANCO DUARTE (COL), 6-2, 6-4

Thursday's schedule
Stadium Court
9:30 a.m. Anastasia PIVOVAROVA (RUS) vs. Regina KULIKOVA (RUS) [3]
11:30 a.m. Asia Muhammad (USA) vs. Lauren ALBANESE (USA)
1 p.m. Gabriela PAZ (VEN) vs. Shenay PERRY (USA) [2]
4 p.m. Lauren ALBANESE (USA) / Madison BRENGLE (USA) vs. Asia Muhammad (USA) / Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA)
Court 1
9:30 a.m. Maria-Fernanda ALVAREZ-TERAN (BOL) vs. Madison BRENGLE (USA) [6]
11:30 a.m. Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) [1] vs. Aniko KAPROS (HUN)
1 p.m. Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) [8] vs. Jorgelina CRAVERO (ARG)
3 p.m. Christina FUSANO (USA) / Shikha UBEROI (IND) vs. Aniko KAPROS (HUN) / Agustina LEPORE (ARG)
Court 5
9:30 a.m. Monique ADAMCZAK (AUS) [4] vs. Lindsay LEE-WATERS (USA)
11:30 a.m. Meng YUAN (CHN) vs. Mirjana LUCIC (CRO)
1 p.m. Marie-Eve PELLETIER (CAN) / Mashona WASHINGTON (USA) [1] vs. Kimberly COUTS (USA) / Lindsay LEE-WATERS (USA)
3 p.m. Ana JOVANOVIC (SRB) / Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) vs. Maria-Fernanda ALVES (BRA) / Anastasia PIVOVAROVA (RUS)
 
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