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Jovanovski knocks out top-seed Cirstea at Guangzhou Open

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Bojana Jovanovski will face American qualifier Vania King in the second round of the Guangzhou Open.

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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