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Blake claims straight-sets win in Winston-Salem

James Blake beat Spain's Albert Ramos 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.

Blake had seven aces to advance to a second-round matchup against fifth-seeded Andy Roddick on Monday night.

Columbia's Santiago Giraldo beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in another first-round match.

Steve Darcis of Belgium beat countryman Xavier Malisse, 6-3, 6-0; Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia edged Tunisia's Malek Jaziri, 6-2, 6-2; and Belgium's David Goffin topped France's Nicolas Mahut, 7-6 (3), 6-1.