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Upsets rule at East West

Aug. 8, 2007 at 2:50 AM

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Tuesday was a day of upsets at the East West Bank Classic as three seeded players -- Marion Bartoli, Martina Hingis and Dinara Safina -- were eliminated.

Bartoli, the sixth-seeded Frenchwoman, fell 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 to Russian Maria Kirilenko in second-round play to the $600,000 California hardcourt tourney, while Hingis, the seventh-seeded American, was a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 loser to Sania Mirza of India and eighth-seeded Safina fell 6-2, 7-5 to Kateryna Bondarenko.

Ninth-seeded Elena Dementieva, the defending champion, defeated fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1.

This week's top seeds are last week's San Diego titlist Maria Sharapova of Russia, Jankovic and French Open runner-up Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.

The 2007 Carson champ will collect just over $88,000.

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