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Bethanie Mattek-Sands advances

Updated: January 9, 2012, 8:07 AM ET
Associated Press

HOBART, Australia -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands recovered from an early break to beat 15-year-old Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-2 Monday to advance to the second round of the Hobart International.

Mattek-Sands, who played for the United States at the Hopman Cup last week and was a finalist here last year, will next play Romania's Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea.

Top-seeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium advanced 7-5, 6-4 over New Zealander Marina Erakovic and fourth-seeded ...

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