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Baltacha in, Mirza out at College Park

July 26, 2011 at 2:07 AM   |   Comments

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 26 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Briton Elena Baltacha advanced but No. 7 Sania Mirza of India fell Monday in first-round action of the inaugural Citi Open in Maryland.

Baltacha was a straight-set winner over Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), and now goes on to play France's Virginie Razzano in the second round.

Razzano secured a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Japanese wild card Misaki Doi on the hard courts of the Tennis Center at College Park.

Mirza, meanwhile, was upset by Canadian Stephanie Dubois 7-5, 6-4.

Also Monday, Varvara Lepchenko downed fellow American Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Britain's Heather Watson prevailed over Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-4, 6-1.

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