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Vinci advances in Austria on upset win

Roberta Vinci raises her fist after winning a game in her first round straight sets loss to Maria Sharapova during day 2 at the U.S. Open in New York City on August 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) . | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/4c27ad0982497f1b2ffd8ab180a419ae/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Roberta Vinci raises her fist after winning a game in her first round straight sets loss to Maria Sharapova during day 2 at the U.S. Open in New York City on August 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) . | License Photo

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci used six service breaks in a taking a first-round upset victory at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament in Austria.

Vinci swept out No. 3-seeded Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-2. She lost her own serve twice but broke Bondarenko's serve the first two times Bondarenko served in each set. Vinci ended up winning 60 percent of the points when receiving.

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Qualifier Eleni Daniilidou also advanced via an upset, taking out fourth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-4. She won nearly as many points (30-32) on Cibulkova's serve as Cibulkova managed.

Ninth-seeded Sara Errani dropped her serve four times but piled up eight breaks in eight games that Sesil Karatantcheva served in a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Renata Voracova, another qualifier, routed Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-3 in 62 minutes; while Julia Goerges slipped by Polona Hercog 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova topped Anastasija Sevastova 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4.

Also, Sybille Bammer beat Anna Chakvetadze 7-5, 6-0; Patty Schnyder defeated Gisela Dulko 6-2, 6-3; and Carla Suarez Navarro advanced over Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-3.

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