Youzhny in second round of Stockholm Open

Updated: Oct 16, 2012, 21:44 PM IST

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.