Lauren Davis claims upset win in Australia

Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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HOBART, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Lauren Davis eliminated second-seeded Sorana Cirstea in a second-round match Tuesday at the Moorilla Hobart International tennis tournament in Australia.

Davis, a qualifier, saved all three break points she faced in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Cirstea. She established control with three first-set breaks and sealed the win with the only break of the second set.

She goes into a quarterfinal match against eighth-seeded Sloane Stephens, who advanced on a 6-4, 6-0 win over Simona Halep with three breaks in each set. Stephens lost only 10 points in the second set.

Elena Vesnina defeated fourth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in another second-round match. Vesnina saw just three breaks points -- saving them all -- over the second and third sets.

Ninth-seeded Mona Barthel got by Chanelle Scheepers 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in Tuesday's other second-round match.

The first-round was completed Tuesday with third-seeded Klara Zakopalova beating Timea Babos 6-4, 6-3 and Bojana Jovanovski topping Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 7-6 (9-7).

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