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Vekic advances at Baku Cup

Donna Vekic (Getty Images)
Donna Vekic (Getty Images)
Baku - Second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia advanced to the second round of the Baku Cup on Monday by winning 6-1, 6-0 against local favourite Nazrin Jafarova.

Vekic converted five of six break points, while Jafarova won only 16 points in the match.

Fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu of Romania rallied past Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 2-6, 6-0, and 6-3.

In other first round matches on outdoor hard courts at Baku Tennis Academy, Slovenia's Tadeja Majeric beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4 and Ons Jabeur of Tunisia defeated Daria Gavrilova of Russia 6-4, 6-0.

Results from the first day of the WTA Baku tournament on Monday (x denotes seeding):

First round:
Ons Jabeur (TUN) bt Daria Gavrilova (RUS) 6-4, 6-0
Tadeja Majeric (SLO) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x5) 7-5, 6-4
Alexandra Cadantu (ROM x4) bt Michaella Krajicek (NED) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
Donna Vekic (CRO x2) bt Nazrin Jafarova (AZE) 6-1, 6-0

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