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Stosur, Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup

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Stosur, Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup

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Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during their …

MOSCOW (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 Wednesday.

Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities.

A runner-up her last season, Stosur will next play Alize Cornet.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Sofia Arvidsson 6-2, 7-5.

Kuznetsova, currently ranked 23rd, overcame an early break in the second set and earned the victory on her third match point.

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