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Kerber, Kirilenko survive in Monterrey

11:55 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Monterrey, MX (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Angelique Kerber and third-seeded Maria Kirilenko each earned three-set victories in their second-round matches Thursday at the $235,000 Monterrey Open.

Kerber outlasted Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, as the German earned four breaks of serve in the third and deciding set.

Kirilenko was taken the distance by Serb Jovana Jaksic before the Russian pulled out a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory on the hardcourts at Sierra Madre Tennis Club.

Lauren Davis upended fellow American Coco Vandeweghe in Thursday's other second-round match. Vandeweghe ousted second-seeded Marion Bartoli in the first round and saved four match points Thursday before falling, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), in just under two hours.

This week's Monterrey champ will collect $40,000.

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