Kvitova, Bartoli move on in Paris

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Paris, France (Sports Network) - Former Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova and French star Marion Bartoli were second-round winners Wednesday at the Open GDF Suez tennis event.

The second-seeded Kvitova, who captured this Parisian tournament two years ago, took down Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele by a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 margin.

Bartoli, the No. 3 seed, beat American Christina McHale 7-5, 6-1. Bartoli lost to German Angelique Kerber in last year's finale in Paris.

In the only other second-round match, German Mona Barthel upset Australian Open doubles champion Roberta Vinci by a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 margin.

Czech Lucie Safarova, the No. 6 seed, highlighted Wednesday's first-round winners. She defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.

In other first-round action, Yanina Wickmayer outlasted Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-3, Magdalena Rybarikova got past Virginie Razzano 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and Kiki Bertens beat Tamira Paszek 6-4, 7-5.

The winner of this $690,000 event will collect $125,000.

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