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Joao Souza upsets Robin Haase

Updated: February 24, 2014, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Wild-card Joao Souza of Brazil claimed an upset 7-5, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Monday in the first round of the clay-court Brazil Open.

Souza broke Haase late in each set, serving to close out the match for his first win of the year. Haase, ranked 45th, had four chances to break the Brazilian's serve, but couldn't capitalize on them.

Seventh-seeded Leonardo Mayer was also eliminated, losing to fellow-Argentine Guido Pella 6-7 (4), 7-6 ...

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