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Cibulkova an upset victim in Tashkent Open

Oct. 3, 2007 at 1:42 PM   |   Comments

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova won just four games Wednesday in being upset in first-round play of the $145,000 Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

Pauline Parmentier had little trouble in dispatching Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 and moving into the second round.

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka also posted a first-round win Wednesday, beating Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-4. The final first-round match saw Anastasiya Yakimova defeat eighth-seeded Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-0.

In second-round play, fourth-seeded Elena Vesnina beat Tatiana Poutchek 7-5, 6-4; No. 5-seeded Ioana Raluca Olaru swept Mariya Koryttseva 6-2, 6-2; local-favorite Akgul Amanmuradova upset seventh-seeded Olga Poutchkova 6-3, 6-4; and Ksenia Palkina beat Vlada Ekshibarova 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.

The tournament wraps up Sunday with the Tashkent Open champion taking home $21,165.

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