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Fognini wins in St. Petersburg

2013-09-17 17:18
Fabio Fognini (AFP)
St. Petersburg - Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy has passed the first round of the St. Petersburg Open by beating British qualifier Dominic Inglot 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Fognini, the runner-up last year, broke Inglot early in each set and saved the only break point he faced late in the second set.

The 17th-ranked Italian is looking for his third career title. He won his first two back to back in June.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who is also looking for his third career title, defeated Russian qualifier Mikhail Biryukov 6-4, 6-1.

Eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan eliminated Samuel Groth 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, breaking decisively on his first match point when the Australian qualifier returned his forehand long.


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