Kleybanova rallies in Dubai opener
Kleybanova reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. She will next face former top-ranked player Ana Ivanovic, who had a first-round bye.
Ivanovic has slipped to No. 8 in the WTA rankings and recently started training with a new coach -- Craig Kardon.
Seeded players Zheng Jie and Kaia Kanepi also advanced to the second round. The 13th-seeded Zheng defeated Anastasia Rodionova of Russia 6-1, 6-1, and the 16th-seeded Kanepi beat Tamira Paszek of Austria 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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