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Kuznetsova advances in Fes



Former US and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova moved into the second round of the Grand Prix SAR by beating Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-1, 7-5 on Tuesday.

The second-seeded Russian, whose last tour singles title came in 2010, broke Daniilidou seven times.

Third-seeded Petra Cetkovska of Czech Republic beat Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-4, 6-2, and fifth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania advanced when Fatima Zahrae El Allami of Morocco retired after losing the first set 6-1.

Qualifiers Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands and Garbine Muguruza Blanco of Spain won their first-round matches along with Sweden's Mathilde Johansson and Spain's Laura Pous-Tio.

Bertens beat Poland's Urszula Radwanska 6-4, 7-5, while Muguruza Blanco outlasted Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in 2 hours, 40 minutes.

In late matches, Israel's Shahar Peer beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, while Arina Rodionova of Russia won the opening set 6-2 against Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky but retired when 4-0 down in the second.

Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands beat seventh-seeded Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (9) in a match that was suspended late on Monday at 5-5 in the third because of darkness.

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