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Evert protégé to face Dementieva in second round

Chris Evert's young protégé, 16-year-old Anna Tatishvili, will face Elena Dementieva in the second round following her upset win over Sania Mirza.

Updated: March 24, 2006, 7:06 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Sometimes this is the way it goes. You accept a trophy for being voted 2005 Newcomer of the Year on the women's tour, and three days later you're beaten by No. 1,144 in the world, a 16-year-old fledgling pro whose photo doesn't even appear on the WTA Web site.

Anna Tatishvili, a bubbly kid from the Republic of Georgia who trains at the nearby Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, upset India's Sania Mirza 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 in a first-round match at the Nasdaq-100 Open ...

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