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Francesca Schiavone loses 1st match

Updated: April 10, 2012, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone was eliminated in the first round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to qualifier Olga Govortsova of Belarus.

Both players struggled with their serve, combining for 17 double faults in the match, and Govortsova used an extra break in each set to beat the 2010 winner.

"I knew I had to be aggressive against her, and I did a good job of that today," said Govortsova, who improved to 3-2 against the Italian and set ...

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