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Svetlana Kuznetsova ousted early

Updated: December 31, 2012, 10:15 AM ET
Associated Press

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 (6), 6-2, 7-5 in swirling wind Monday in the first round of the ASB Tennis Classic.

Kuznetsova, once ranked as high as No. 2, is a two-time Grand Slam winner. She lost to a player whose ranking climbed 120 places to 63 in 2012. Kuznetsova took an extended break after dropping the second set to receive treatment for a foot injury.

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