Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sports Network) - U.S. Open semifinalist Stanislas
Wawrinka was among Thursday's second-round winners at the $875,500 Malaysian
Open tennis event.
The second-seeded Swiss slugger took care of 2011 Kuala Lumpur runner-up
Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 7-5 on the hardcourts at Putra Indoor Stadium.
In other action involving seeds, 32-year-old No. 4 Jurgen Melzer of Austria
handled German qualifier and fellow left-hander Mischa Zverev 7-5, 6-4 and No.
5 Frenchman Julien Benneteau topped Spaniard Pablo Andujar 7-6 (10-8), 6-2.
Benneteau was last year's runner-up here to Argentine Juan Moanco.
Another second-round result saw surging Portuguese Joao Sousa overcome
Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The 77th-ranked Sousa is seeking his
second semifinal in as many weeks. He'll face top seed David Ferrer in
The 2013 Malaysian Open champion will claim $158,000.
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