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French pair lose in Toronto

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:44

Number 13 seed Bartoli crashed out in straight sets, with Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko taking a 6-4 6-3 win, while Mauresmo, seeded 15, went down 6-2 3-6 1-6 Italy’s Francesca Schiavone.

The other seed in action, number 14 Agnieszka Radwanska progressed with a 6-3 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Maria Sharapova overcame compatriot Nadia Petrova 6-3 6-4.

Elsewhere in the first round Aravane Rezai beat Alize Cornet 6-4 7-5, Swiss Patty Schneider eased past Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-1 and Ai Sugiyama bested Iveta Benesova 6-3 6-4.

Kateryna Bondarenko is through after seeing off fellow qualifier Yanina Wickmayer, Agnes Szavay beat Valerie Tetreault and Roberta Vinci cruised past Stephanie Dubois 6-1 6-2.

Sybille Bammer and Samantha Stosur are also through after winning their opening matches against Anna Chakvetadze and Heidi El Tabakh respectively.

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