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5th seed Vinci loses to Barthel at Open GDF Suez

Updated: January 30, 2013, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci was eliminated from the Open GDF Suez on Wednesday, losing to Mona Barthel of Germany 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round.

Vinci struggled in the second set, dropping two of her service games, before Barthel immediately earned a break against the Italian to start the third. Vinci, who is ranked 16th, broke back but the 45th-ranked Barthel earned two more breaks to take the match.

Barthel will meet third-seeded Marion Bartoli in the quarterfinals after ...

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