Result: Philipp Kohlschreiber sees off Simone Bolelli in first round of Monte Carlo Masters

Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany serves during his men's singles third round match against John Isner of United States of America on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013
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Philipp Kohlschreiber moves into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a straight-sets victory over Simone Bolelli.

Philipp Kohlschreiber has beaten Simone Bolelli in straight sets to progress into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Kohlschreiber began the opening set well, breaking the Bolelli serve at the first attempt as he moved 3-0 ahead.

Bolelli improved as the set progressed but the Italian could not claw back his opponent's lead, as Kohlschreiber wrapped up the first set 6-3.

There was little to separate the two players during the early stages of the second set, but Kohlschreiber made a crucial break in the third game to move ahead. The world number 25 maintained his advantage and served out the set 6-4 to book his place in the next round.

Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber returns the ball to Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament on May 28, 2013
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