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Tennis: American Ashley Harkleroad Ousted From Wien Energie Grand Prix - 2003-06-09


American teenager Ashley Harkleroad was ousted very quickly from the first round of the Wien Energie Grand Prix women's tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria.

Harkleroad, 18, who had done well at the French Open, failed to win a game against fifth-seeded Clarisa Fernandez of Argentina, losing 6-0, 6-0.

Fernandez surprised the American with her serve-and-volley game and her strong serve, and dominated from the start. Fernandez will meet the winner of Tuesday's match between Anca Barna of Germany and Henrietta Nagyova of Slovakia.

Top-seeded Jelena Dokic of Serbia will play her first match Tuesday, facing Rita Grande of Italy, who defeated Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic (6-4, 6-2).

German Rainer Schuttler has beaten Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) on the opening day of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.

The Australian Open finalist, seeded second, needed only one hour, 21 minutes to close out the first-round match in the major grass-court tune-up for Wimbledon.

Switzerland's Roger Federer and defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia head the field at the event.

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