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Seeded American Pera moves into second round of Hamburg European Open

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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) —Third-seeded American Bernarda Pera moved into the second round of the Hamburg European Open after beating Turkish qualifier Zeynep Sönmez 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 on Monday.

There were wins, too, for fellow seeded players Julia Grabher, Yulia Putintseva and Camila Osorio at the clay-court tournament.

German teenager Noma Noha Akugue defeated Laura Pigossi of Brazil 7-5, 6-4 on her WTA debut.

In the men’s competition, another 19-year-old, French player Luca Van Assche, defeated Alexandre Muller 7-6 (3), 6-4 on his Hamburg debut.

Laslo Djere defeated Tomas Martin Etcheverry 7-6 (2), 6-3 for a second-round meeting with Guido Pella, who overcame Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.


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