Arvidsson beats Safarova at Generali Ladies
Arvidsson failed to serve out the match at 5-3, but broke the 18th-ranked Safarova again at 6-5 in the indoor hard-court event.
The Swede will next face another Czech, Lucie Hradecka, who beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Also, Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands defeated Mona Barthel of Germany 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-1 after winning all of her service points in the decider. She hadn't won a set against Barthel in their three previous matches.
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