Cepelova upsets top seed Begu to reach quarterfinals of Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Jana Cepelova upset top-seeded and defending champion Irina-Camelia Begu on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.

Cepelova, of Slovakia, won seven of 10 break points on her way to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Begu, of Romania. She will face fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu, who beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-2, 6-2.

In other second-round matches, Sara Sorribes Tormo upset fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, and Patricia Maria Tig overpowered sixth-seeded Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-4.

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