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Vekic, Cadantu advance at Baku Cup

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP)

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 favorite 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, 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.

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