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Maria, Bronzetti advance to the second round at Guangzhou Open

Tatjana Maria Tatjana Maria - The Canadian Press

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Third-seeded Tatjana Maria advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating Philippine qualifier Alexandra Eala 6-3, 6-0 on Tuesday.

Maria will next meet Chinese wild-card Zhuoxuan Baiin. Zhuoxuan, who beat Despina Papamichail 6-3, 7-5, was among three Chinese players to win in the first round.

Wang Xiyu defeated Nadia Podoroska 6-3, 6-3 and will next take on Diana Shnaider in the second round, while Yuan Yue beat Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Other winners included fourth-seeded Lucia Bronzetti, Daria Saville and Moyuka Uchijima.


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