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Mona Barthel advances in Austria

Updated: July 15, 2013, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Top-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany needed only 35 minutes to advance to the second round of the Gastein Ladies, routing Chiara Scholl of the United States 6-0, 6-0 on Monday.

Barthel lost only eight points on her serve and didn't face any break points. The 31st-ranked German took over the top seeding after defending champion Alize Cornet pulled out with a shoulder injury.

Third-seeded Irina Begu of Romania defeated Carina Witthoeft of Germany ...

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