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Gulbis upsets eight-seeded Johansson in St. Petersburg

Updated: October 22, 2007, 3:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Former Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson was upset by Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 6-1 Monday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open.

The 47th-ranked Latvian capitalized on the eighth-seeded Swede's double-faults in the first and the fifth games of the first set, and won four consecutive games in the second. He finished with 11 aces.

"I caught my rhythm from the very beginning," Gulbis said. "I know him well, we practice together. He hasn't ...

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