Martinez, Dokic bow out in Shanghai

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Shanghai, China (Sports Network) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard and fifth-seeded Yugoslavian were a pair of second-round upset victims Wednesday at the $585,000 Shanghai Open. Japan's Akiko Morigami ousted the 1994 Wimbledon champion Martinez 7-5, 6-0, while rising Russian shut down Dokic 6-1, 6-4 on the hardcourts at Xian Xia Tennis Stadium.

The struggling Dokic entered this 2003 season as the No. 9 player in the world, but a dismal campaign has seen her drop to No. 22. The hard-hitting star has lost seven of her last 11 matches.

Morigami and Safina were joined in the quarterfinals by sixth-seeded Aussie , a 6-4, 6-3 winner against American lucky-loser , and German , a 6-0, 6-4 victor over American Ashley Harkleroad. Molik will meet Morigami in the round of eight.

In Wednesday's first-round action, popular Russian Maria Sharapova upended seventh-seeded Frenchwoman 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3; Austrian stopped Paraguay's Rossana Neffa-de los Rios 6-3, 6-1; and Hungarian outlasted Indonesian 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. Sharapova will battle improving Spaniard Maria Sanchez Lorenzo in a second-round affair here on Thursday.

Second-round action will wrap up on Thursday, with this week's top-three seeds seeing their first action after enjoying opening-round byes.

Fresh off her title in Bali, top-seeded Russian will face Mandula, while second-seeded American will encounter Schett. Dementieva thrashed Rubin 6-2, 6-1 in this past Sunday's title match at the Wismilak International tournament in Indonesia.

Third-seeded Japanese will tangle with Chinese wild card Tian-Tian Sun on Day 4.

The 2003 Shanghai champion will collect $93,000.

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