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Malek upsets the odds

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41

The Spaniard had gone into the match confident after reaching the quarter-finals in Prague last week and looked set for a comfortable route to round two after taking the first set 6-2.

But Malek, the world number 77, hit back strongly to score a 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory and ensured Suarez Navarro would be the first seeded casualty of the tournament.

Also on the opening day of action Romania’s Ioana Olaru defeated Marta Domachowska 5-7 6-4 6-3 and there was a good win for Germany-based Bosnian Andrea Petkovic over Sandra Kloesel 6-4 6-3.

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