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Wozniacki wins Kuala Lumpur opener

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was an easy first-round winner Tuesday at the Malaysian Open tennis event.

The 2014 U.S. Open runner-up and former world No. 1 Danish star waltzed past Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-3, 6-1 in 69 minutes on the indoor hardcourts at Bukit Resort.

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Upsets came when Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru tackled second-seeded former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki. of Germany, 6-4, 7-5 and Taiwanese wild card Su-Wei Hsieh upended No. 3 seed Casey Dellacqua, of Australia, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Hsieh titled here in 2012.

Three other seeds joined Wozniacki in the round of 16, as No. 4 Aussie Jarmila Gajdosova handled Turkey's Cagla Buyukakcay 7-5, 6-4, No. 5 Czech Klara Koukalova drilled Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-1, 6-3 and No. 8 German Julia Goerges got past Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).

Additional wins came for Japan's Misa Eguchi, China's Lin Zhu and German Carina Witthoeft. Zhu will face Wozniacki in the second round.

This week's champion will collect $43,000.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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