Stockholm: Russian tennis player Mikhail Youzhny completed a straight-sets victory over Brian Baker in the first round of the Stockholm Open here.
The sixth seed overcame the American doubles specialist 6-3, 6-1 in their first-ever encounter Monday.
Youzhny will play either Gael Monfils of France or local wild card Patrik Rosenholm in the second round.
Russia`s No.1 Youzhny opted to play in Stockholm instead of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, which he won in 2009.
The prize fund of the Stockholm Open is more than 480,000 euros.