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Serbian knocks out No. 1 seed at Guangzhou Open

September 17, 2013

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia ousted top-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday.

Jovanovski set up a second-round match against American qualifier Vania King, who defeated 2011 champion Chanelle Scheepers on Monday.

No. 2-seeded Alize Cornet of France, No. 3 Laura Robson of Britain, and No. 4 Shuai Peng of China, an easy 6-3, 6-4 winner over 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel, also won their openers.

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