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Bartoli, Venus win at Family Circle Cup

April 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM   |   Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 4 (UPI) -- Marion Bartoli and Venus Williams produced second-round wins Wednesday at the Family Circle Cup.

In a match that featured 11 breaks of serve, Bartoli reached the third round by ousting Vera Dushevina 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4. Bartoli will next meet Polona Hercog, who got past Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-2.

Williams was a 7-5, 6-0 winner over Jelena Jankovic, setting up a battle with Anastasia Rodionova.

Rodionova advanced on Tuesday, as did Serena Williams and second-seeded Samantha Stosur.

In other second-round matches, Sabine Lisicki defeated Andrea Hlavackova 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Lucie Safarova eliminated Mirjana Lucic 6-2, 6-0; and qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova ousted Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).

Marina Erakovic earned a third-round meeting with Serena Williams by defeating Anna Tatishvili 7-5, 6-3.

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