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Top seed Jovanovski wins in Baku

Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia returns in her Women's Singles third round match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania
Top seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia is the defending champion at the Baku Cup.
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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP)

Top seed and defending champion Bojana Jovanovski advanced to the second round of the Baku Cup, overcoming a rough start to beat Nigina Abduraimova of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Jovanovski, of Serbia, lost the first three games before taking the next six. In the second set, she broke serve twice but dropped her serve in each subsequent game and twice double-faulted on match points.

Also on the oudoor hard-courts of the Baku Tennis Academy, Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic eliminated eighth-seeded Vesna Dolonc of Serbia 6-1, 6-2. Pliskova fired six aces and saved all three of her break points.

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