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Women's Tennis (WTA)
 
                  === Govortsova, Morita advance in Taipei ===
 
 Taipei,  Chinese  Taipei (Sports  Network) - Olga  Govortsova and Ayumi Morita
 were   among   Tuesday's  first-round   winners  at   the  Taipei  WTA  Ladies
 Open.
 
 The second-seeded Belarusian Govortsova topped Chinese Zheng Saisai 7-6 (3-7),
 6-1,  while the third-seeded Japanese Morita mauled Taipei's Hua-Chen Lee 6-2,
 6-1 on Day 2.
 
 In  other action involving seeds, No. 4 Kristina Mladenovic of France held off
 Israeli  Julia Glushko 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, No. 5 Kai-Chen Chang of Taipei outlasted
 Thai  Luksika Kumkhum  7-6 (7-5),  5-7,  6-2, and  No. 7  Japanese Misaki  Doi
 handled Chinese Qiang Wang 6-4, 7-5.
 
 Also advancing were Taipei's Wen-Hsin Hsu, Poland's Paula Kania and Thailand's
 Nudnida Luangnam and Varatchaya Wongteanchai.
 
 On  Wednesday, top  seed Peng  Shuai of  China will  face Kazakhstan's  Zarina
 Diyas in an opening-round affair.
 
 This week's champion will earn $20,000.
 
 
 
 10/30 15:33:28 ET

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