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Canada's Marino wins first-round match at Rothesay Classic

Rebecca Marino Rebecca Marino - The Canadian Press

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Canada's Rebecca Marino outlasted China's Xiyu Wang 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3 in first-round play Wednesday at the Rothesay Classic.

Marino, the world No. 90 from Vancouver, needed two hours 39 minutes to complete the victory.

She will face American Emina Bektas in the second round of the WTA 250-level tournament.

The outdoor grass-court competition is a warm-up tournament ahead of Wimbledon.

The Grand Slam event begins July 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2023.