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Kanepi advances in Stuttgart, Wozniacki pulls out

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Kanepi advances in Stuttgart, Wozniacki pulls out
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Dominika Cibulkova from Slovakia returns a shot to Donna Vekic from Croatia in the singles final match of the WTA BMW Malaysian Open 2014 at Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Kaia Kanepi of Estonia defeated lucky loser Johanna Konta of Britain 7-6 (4), 6-4 to book her place in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Monday.

Konta lost her qualifier to Italy's Giola Barbieri but was given a place in the first round when former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of the tournament with a left wrist injury.

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia also withdrew with an Achilles injury, a day after losing the Malaysian Open final.

Among Tuesday's matches are Maria Sharapova vs. Lucie Safarova, and Jelena Jankovic against Germany's Mona Barthel, who replaced Cibulkova.

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