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Top seeds fall in Canada

Sept. 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM   |   Comments

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Lauren Davis and Kirsten Flipkens eliminated the tournament's top two seeds Wednesday at the Bell Challenge.

Davis, an 18-year-old American qualifier, stunned second-seeded Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

Flipkens, playing in the last of the first-round matches, eliminated No. 1 seed Dominika Cibulkova 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Mona Barthel, who at No. 3 is the highest seed remaining in the event, earned a quarterfinal berth with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Petra Rampre. Another quarterfinal spot went to Kristina Mladenovic, who rallied to defeat Annika Beck 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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