Guillaume Raoux scored a 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) victory yesterday over Dan Goldie on the first day of the U.S. Pro Indoor tournament in Philadelphia and will face top-seeded Ivan Lendl in the second round.
Raoux, a quarterfinalist in Paris last year, won with two successive cross-court passing shots after Goldie, who comes from McLean, Va., twice held set point in the tiebreaker. Last year Goldie was a semifinalist at Seoul and Singapore.
Alexander Mronz qualified for a meeting with fourth-seeded John McEnroe by defeating Horatio de la Pena, 6-2, 6-2. Jaime Yzaga, an Australian Open quarterfinalist last month, beat Anders Jarryd, 6-3, 6-3.
Donnay Indoor: Unseeded Marc Rosset beat fifth-seeded Jonas Svensson, 6-0, 6-4, in Brussels. Pat Cash, a wild-card entry, struggled past Karel Novacek, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Virginia Slims of Chicago: Pam Shriver overpowered Meredith McGrath, 6-2, 6-3, in the first round. Ranked fourth in 1987 but falling to 42nd after arthroscopic surgery on her right shoulder June 7, Shriver tested her big serve with 11 service winners and frequent trips to the net.
McGrath broke Shriver in the first game, then lost four games before holding. Shriver ended the match with a service winner, an overhead slam and a neat passing shot.
Eighth-seeded Nathalie Tauziat rallied from a 3-1, third-set deficit to defeat Elizabeth Smylie, 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5. There were five service breaks in the final set and Tauziat had five match points before ending the two-hour match.
Colorado Classic: Monique Javer, No. 112, upset third-seeded Gretchen Magers, 7-6, 6-3, in the first round in Aurora, Colo. Magers was serving for the first set at 5-4, but got behind love-40, then double faulted.