INDIAN WELLS, California (AP) — Monica Seles was happy with the win. She just wasn’t happy with her game.
“I was having trouble with my first serve today because I’ve been trying to change the motion,” said Seles, who needed 65 minutes to move into the third round of the $2 million Tennis Masters Series with a 6-1, 6-2 victory Friday over Silvia Farina.
“We have played two times before and I know she’s a good player,” Seles said of her Italian opponent.
But not good enough.
Seles won this tournament in 1992 when she was the top-ranked player in the world. The event, formerly known as the Evert Cup, is being played this year for the first time in the new Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
After a six-month layoff because of a stress fracture in her right foot, Seles won her 45th career title two weeks ago in Oklahoma City. Last week, she reached the quarterfinals in Scottsdale, Arizona.