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Brengle pips Makarova in Dubai

Tennis ball (File)
Tennis ball (File)

Dubai - In her Dubai Tennis Championships debut, American Madison Brengle came from behind in both sets to beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 7-5 in the first round on Monday.

Brengle trailed 2-0 in the first set, and 4-0 in the second.

The left-handed Makarova was a Dubai quarterfinalist last year, losing to eventual champion Simona Halep in three sets.

Brengle will play another lefty in fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova in the second round.

Brengle upset Kvitova in straight sets in the only other time they've played, on Stuttgart's clay last year.

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