HONG KONG -- Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the second round of the Hong Kong Open by beating Monica Niculescu

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HONG KONG -- Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the second round of the Hong Kong Open by beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Tuesday. Vince Carter Jersey . Lisicki, who double-faulted 10 times, will next face qualifier Grace Min of the United States. Also, Francesca Schiavone of Italy beat fourth-seeded Christina McHale of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 and will next face Kimiko Date-Krumm. The Japanese veteran defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-3, 6-3. Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, fifth-seeded Zheng Jie of China, sixth-seeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium and seventh-seeded Jana Cepelova of Slovakia also advanced to the second round. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . "You hate when they score," he said with some distaste at the thought. "You take pride in it. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . So it was understandable if he was a little shaky early in his return to the Texas Rangers rotation. 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He wants to hit someone. He wants to play football again for a team that a couple of weeks ago didnt have a starting halfback because of injuries. "I am ready to roll," Brown said. "I am pretty sure they are going to switch us in and out to make sure I have my wind. Its not about the leg. Its about me getting back in football shape, which I am in, but getting used to contact and seeing how that goes." Coach Tom Coughlin indicated Brown will have a role. "Im looking forward to the return of that player, quite frankly," Coughlin said. "Size, speed, he can catch the ball out of thhe backfield, he does a good job in pass protection. Penny Hardaway Jersey. You sometimes forget that the guy is 230 pounds. Thats a little bit of a different dimension." Coming off a bye, the Giants have three potential starters with Brandon Jacobs healthy and Peyton Hillis. 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