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Anabel Advances In China

No.1 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues led a parade of seeds into the round of 16 on Tuesday.

Published September 15, 2009 08:36

Anabel Advances In China
Anabel Medina Garrigues

GUANGZHOU, China - Six of the seven seeds in action on Day 2 of the China GDD-Guangzhou International Women's Open advanced to the second round.

Top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues, the 2006 runner-up here, was pushed by Kimiko Date Krumm, but survived, 61 46 64. The Spaniard, who won her ninth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title earlier this year in Fès, the most of any player in the field this week, will next play another of Tuesday's winners, Anastasija Sevastova. The 38-year-old Date Krumm returned to the Tour last year after a 12-year absence, but is still looking for the first main draw Tour win of her comeback.

Last year's runner-up, No.3 seed Peng Shuai, got past Angela Haynes, 62 75. She is now 3-0 lifetime against the American, though this was their first meeting in five years. Other seeds moving on were No.5 seed Shahar Peer, No.7 seed Ayumi Morita, No.8 seed Alberta Brianti and No.9 seed Maria Elena Camerin. The only seed to fall was No.4 seed Katarina Srebotnik, who was defeated by Olga Savchuk, 36 75 62.

Also victorious Tuesday were Chan Yung-Jan, Chanelle Scheepers, Lenka Wienerova, Hsieh Su-Wei and lucky loser Abigail Spears. Fifth-seeded Shahar Peer is the highest seed in action Wednesday.

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