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Result: Zvonareva lines up Ivanovic meeting in China

Result: Zvonareva lines up Ivanovic meeting in China
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Vera Zvonovera beats Klara Zakopalova for a place in the third round of the China Open.

Vera Zvonovera is through to the third round of the China Open after a three-set battle with Klara Zakopalova in Beijing.

The Russian third seed capitalised on a break to win the first set 6-3 before the unseeded Czech fought back to secure the second set 6-4.

After Zvonareva shot to a 4-0 in the deciding set, her opponent managed to hold two service games before the match ended 6-3 4-6 6-2 after two hours and 12 minutes.

Zvonareva, who fell to Caroline Wozniacki in last year's final, will play Serbian Ana Ivanovic in the third round.

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