Jovanovski crushes top-seeded Cirstea in Guangzhou

by: AP September 17, 2013

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP)—Bojana Jovanovski ousted top-seeded Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Guangzhou Open on Tuesday.

Jovanovski set up a second-round match against American qualifier Vania King, who defeated 2011 champion Chanelle Scheepers on Monday.

No. 2-seeded Alize Cornet, No. 3 Laura Robson, and No. 4 Peng Shuai, an easy 6-3, 6-4 winner over 2009 champion Shahar Peer, also won their openers.
 

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