Svetlana Kuznetsova and Tsvetana Pironkova advance into the second round in Moscow


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Svetlana Kuznetsova and Tsvetana Pironkova advance into the second round in Moscow

Tennis: 2-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Tsvetana Pironkova have advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The 2004 US Open and 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is making her 10th appearance in Moscow but she has not won this title, nor reached the final of the home-tournament.

4 time Quarterfinalist and 2 time semifi-nalist of Kremlin Cup, Kuznetsova faced world No.40 Klara Koukalova. The fifth seed won the first set 6-1 and then Czech player had to retire because of illness. World No.43 Tsvetana Pironkova brushed aside 19-year-old Danka Kovinic in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

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