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Defending champ out at Gastein Ladies

July 22, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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BAD GASTEIN, Austria, July 22 (UPI) -- Magdalena Rybarikova defeated defending champion Pauline Parmentier in second-round play at the Gastein Ladies tennis tournament in Austria.

Rybarikova, seeded sixth, posted the only service break of the third set to take a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Parmentier. Rybarikova broke Parmentier's serve six times in 14 games in the match.

Seventh-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld also advanced to Friday's quarterfinals, taking out Tereza Hladikova 6-3, 6-2 in 52 minutes. She lost just seven total points in nine service games.

Yaroslava Shvedova ousted ninth-seeded Shahar Peer with a 6-2, 6-1 rout and earned a quarterfinal slot against Yvonne Meusburger, who topped Tatjana Malek 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Three of the tournament's top seeds, including No. 1-seeded Alize Cornet, are scheduled to play Thursday in the conclusion of the second round.

The Gastein Ladies tournament concludes Sunday with the champion taking home $37,000.

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