Eighth-seed Ai Sugiyama of Japan has been upset in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix women's tennis tournament in Germany.

Sugiyama lost to Israel's Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi 6-3, 7-6.

In other first-round matches, Australia's Alicia Molik beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-3, while Italy's Silvia Farina Elia defeated Croatia's Karolina Sprem 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

In other action, Belgium's Xavier Malisse upset sixth-seed Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia 6-4, 7-6 in first-round action at the Lyon Open men's tennis tournament in France.

Other first-round matches saw Spain's Feliciano Lopez defeat Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, while Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic upended Arnaud Clement of France 6-4, 7-6.

Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman beat Spain's Albert Costa 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.