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Top-seeds Cristea, Su-wei fall in first round in Hobart

The Canadian Press

1/7/2013 8:46:20 AM

HOBART, Australia -- American qualifier Lauren Davis beat second-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-1, 6-3 in a rain-interrupted second-round match Tuesday at the Hobart International.

Cirstea's elimination followed that of top seed Hsieh Su-wei on Monday and leaves third-seeded Klara Zakopalova as the highest-ranked player remaining at the Domain Tennis Centre. On Tuesday, the Czech advanced with a 6-4, 6-3 first-round win over Timea Babos of Hungary.

Elena Vesnina of Russia beat fourth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in a second-round match.

In a night match, eighth-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States was scheduled to play Simona Halep of Romania in the second round.