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Craybas, King both need three sets to reach second round at Istanbul Cup

Updated: May 19, 2008, 2:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Americans Jill Craybas and Vania King won first-round matches Monday at the Istanbul Cup, a clay-court tuneup for the upcoming French Open.

Craybas, seeded seventh, defeated Tzipora Obziler of Israel, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, and King beat Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-3. Another U.S. player, Julie Ditty, lost to Stephanie Dubois of Canada 6-2, 6-3.

Fourth-seeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus topped Ipek Senoglu of Turkey 6-3, 6-2 and will play Nathalie ...

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