Posted July 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Sorana Cirstea beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the $795,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The fifth-seeded Romanian played a clean game, with few unforced errors and no double faults, in beating the 51st-ranked Japanese player. Cirstea, ranked 32nd, played Morita for the third time this season and sixth overall. In other first-round matches, Belarus' Govortsova downed Germany's Julia Goerges, 7-6 (2), 6-2; Italian Francesca Schiavone topped American and former Stanford All-American Mallory Burdette 7-5, 6-3; and Sweden's Stefanie Voegele bettered wild card Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia 6-4, 6-0.
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