Houston, TX (Sports Network) - South African slugger Kevin Anderson posted
a first-round victory Wednesday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
The fifth-seeded 6-foot-8 Anderson, a titlist in Florida last month, handled
Brazilian Joao Souza 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour, 54 minutes at River Oaks Country
An opening-round upset came when American journeyman Bobby Reynolds upended
eighth-seeded Croat Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-3. The 2007 Houston
champion Karlovic lost despite uncorking 19 aces on Day 3.
Top seeds Mardy Fish and John Isner will see their first action of the week
here on Thursday, when the 2006 Houston champ Fish faces fellow American
Michael Russell and the 6-foot-9 Isner takes on Argentine Horacio Zeballos.
The winner of this $442,500 event will take home $79,880.
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