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Zheng beats Sanchez to advance at Japan Open

Updated: October 9, 2012, 9:42 AM ET
Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan -- Zheng Jie of China advanced to the second round of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win Tuesday over Maria Jose Martina Sanchez of Spain.

Zheng broke her opponent three times in the final set at the Utsubo Tennis Center and will face Pauline Parmentier in the second round.

In other matches, sixth-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues dropped the first set but recovered for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi.

Wild-card entry Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand upset ...

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