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Shuai tumbles out in Pattaya

2015-02-11 16:30
Peng Shuai (AFP)

Bangkok - China's top ranked player Peng Shuai has tumbled out of the Thailand Pattaya Open in a three set loss to Japan's Misaki Doi, as two-time champion Vera Zvonareva advanced to the third round also at the expense of a Chinese player.

Top seeded Peng Shuai, a hot favourite in a weak Pattaya field after making it to the last 16 at the Australian Open, went down 3-6, 6-2, 2-6 to Doi, the world number 104.

The unfancied left-hander stunned her Chinese rival by taking the first set 6-3. She stumbled in the second (2-6) but regained her composure in the third, relying on her first serve returns to see out the match with a final 6-2 set.

Zvonareva, who won back-to-back Pattaya titles in 2009 and 2010, moved into the third round with a hard fought 7-6, 6-3 win over eight seed Shuai Zhang of China.

The 30-year-old Russian is on something of a comeback trail, after injury and poor form saw her drop from a top-ten career high in 2010 to a current WTA ranking of 189th in the world.

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