Jennifer Capriati, making her second consecutive start in Europe, beat Gabriela Sabatini, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of the European Indoor in Zurich, Switzerland.
Capriati, the 20-year-old American making a comeback from drug problems, took advantage of Sabatini's four double-faults in the first set and broke the Argentine to take a 3-1 lead in the second set.
Capriati made her first appearance since the U.S. Open last week in the Porsche Grand Prix at Filderstadt, Germany, losing a second-round match to top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
Elsewhere, U.S. tax officials have asked German authorities to tell them how much of tennis star Steffi Graf's income might be taxable in the United States, a state prosecutor said. Hubert Jobski made the disclosure during the tax evasion trial of Graf's father, Peter.
Peter Graf is charged with failing to pay $13.1 million on some $28 million of his daughter's earnings between 1989 and 1993 -- the same period that Jobski said U.S. tax authorities have inquired about.