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Beck beats Peer to reach Gastein Ladies 2nd round

Updated: July 16, 2013, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Second-seeded Annika Beck of Germany overcame 12 double-faults to beat Shahar Peer 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Gastein Ladies on Tuesday.

Beck, who earned a top-50 ranking for the first time this week after her fourth quarterfinal of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix, was broken four times but saved eight other break points.

Beck next plays Mandy Minella of Luxembourg, who defeated Dia Evtimova of Bulgaria 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

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