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Nara advances to WTA's Japan Open quarterfinals

Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Kurumi Nara posted a second-round upset Wednesday at the WTA's HP Japan Women's Open tournament in her home town of Osaka.

Nara claimed a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) decision over eighth-seeded Monica Puig in a match that took nearly 2 hours. Nara won the first set with her second of two breaks and had another break in the second that led to the tiebreaker.

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She won 62 percent of the points on serve but took just four more (83-79) points overall. Nara was born in Osaka and lives in nearby Hyogo.

Third-seeded Samantha Stosur and No. 5-seeded Eugenie Bouchard both had solid wins in gaining spots in the quarterfinals. Stosur dispatched Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-2 by going 5-for-5 in break opportunities while Bouchard beat Luksika Kumkhum 6-2, 6-2 behind six breaks.

Qualifier Barbora Zahlavova Strycova got by Vania King 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. She turned the match with four breaks in the second set. Zahlavova Strycova draws Bouchard in Friday's quarterfinals.

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