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Mikhail Youzhny needs 3 sets for win

Updated: September 16, 2013, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open on Monday by rallying to beat fellow Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2.

Youzhny, the 2004 champion, won four consecutive games in the second set and broke Karatsev twice in the third.

The 20th-ranked Youzhny is looking for his second title this season. He won his ninth career title in Gstaad, Switzerland, in June.

Earlier Monday, 17-year-old Russian ...

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