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Sorenstam survives, Ochoa coasts in opening round at HSBC

Updated: July 19, 2007, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Annika Sorenstam got exactly what she wanted -- and then some -- in the first round of the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship.

Making her fourth start since returning from disk injuries in her back and neck, the 36-year-old Swede outlasted 62nd-seeded Katherine Hull in 20 holes Thursday in hazy and humid conditions at Wykagyl Country Club.

"It's key for me to just get to play and the more holes the better," said Sorenstam, seeded third in the 64-player ...

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