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Fresh off the Stuttgart doubles title, Roberta Vinci beat Alexandra Cadantu, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.


Cadantu didn't help her cause, clanking 18 double faults.


Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel was pushed behind the baseline by Carlos Berlocq.


No. 5 seed Kaia Kanepi unloaded her forehand in beating Yvonne Meusburger.


Meusburger couldn't gain ground in a 6-2, 6-1 setback.


Alisa Kleybanova reached the Stuttgart quarterfinals, but couldn't survive Eugenie Bouchard.


"I was aggressive but I was also able to neutralize her shots," said Bouchard.


In her first WTA event of the year, qualifier Timea Bacsinszky stunned Samantha Stosur.


The third-seeded Stosur won only six points on her second serve and lost serve five times.


Shuai Zhang tried to take the initiative against Svetlana Kuznetsova.


The former French Open champion was too strong, winning a 6-4, 6-0, decision.


Portuguese wild card Rui Machado dished out a double bagel to Dimitry Tursunov.


Tursunov's shoes were more engaging than his game in the 47-minute drubbing.


Qualifier Leonardo Mayer dashed home hopes by beating No. 6 seed João Sousa.


Sousa was one of three men's seeds to depart the draw today.


Elena Vesnina was aggressive and efficient in a 66-minute victory.


Qualifier Kristina Mladenovic managed just five games against Vesnina.


Alla Kudryavtseva tried to stay on balance against Spanish stylist Carla Suarez Navarro.


The top seed showcased her one-handed backhand in a clinical performance.
 

Bacsinszky
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