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Bulgaria's Pironkova Upsets Lepchenko in Moscow

Sports | October 16, 2012, Tuesday // 13:04| Views: 993 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Pironkova Upsets Lepchenko in Moscow Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a return to Ayumi Morita of Japan during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 30, 2012. Photo by Eurosport

Bulgaria's  top tennis playerTsvetana Pironkova defeated US No. 2 Varvara Lepchenko in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday.

Slow-starting Lepchenko was swept off the court in the first set, but went a break up in the second before Pironkova reeled her in and won the match on the tiebreak for a 6-0, 7-6(3) win, RIA Novosti informs.

Pironkova, ranked 23 places below Lepchenko at No. 44, faces either reigning champion Dominika Cibulkova or Russia's Ekaterina Makarova in the second round.

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