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Korda, Struff, Bublik advance at St. Petersburg Open

Syndication: Desert Sun

Frances Tiafoe celebrates a point win during his match against Sebastian Korda at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, October 9, 2021. Bnp Saturday 24

Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun / USA TODAY NETWORK

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- American Sebastian Korda advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open with a 7-6 (2), 7-5 win over Nino Serdarušić.

Korda, who won his first ATP Tour trophy this year in Parma, will next face third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut at the hard-court tournament.

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff defeated James Duckworth of Australia 7-6 (3), 6-3 to advance.

Seventh-seeded Alexander Bublik progressed with a 6-3, 6-4 win over home favorite Evgenii Tiurnev.