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Venus Williams wins in Brazil

Updated: February 27, 2013, 11:46 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil -- Venus Williams beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Tennis Cup on Wednesday.

Williams converted on her fourth match point to beat the 96th-ranked Muguruza in 2 hours, 12 minutes on hard court at the southern Brazilian city of Florianopolis.

The American had squandered three match points at 5-4 after getting back on serve late in the third set, but finally closed out the match with her first break point of the ...

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