Conti, Chivu banned


Cagliari midfielder Daniele Conti was banned for three matches and AS Roma defender Christian Chivu for two games on Monday by the Italian league’s disciplinary committee. Conti was sanctioned for a “vulgar” insult to the referee in Cagliari’s 2-1 loss to Fiorentina on Sundey. Chivu was banned for hitting an opponent during play. — AP

Zanetti advances


Fifth-seeded Antonella Serra Zanetti of Italy advanced to the second round of the Bell Challenge, beating France’s Camille Pin 1-6, 6-1, 7-5. Canada’s Stephanie Dubois also advanced, upsetting seventh-seeded Jamea Jackson of the United States 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. In other matches, sixth-seeded Amy Frazier of the US beat Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 3-6, 7-6; Henrieta Nagyova of Slovakia defeated Croatia’s Jelena Kostanic 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Britain’s Anne Keothavong routed Czech Michaela Pastikova 6-0, 6-4; and Russia’s Elena Vesnina beat France’s Severine Bremond 6-3, 7-6. — AP