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BEIJING -- Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany. The second-ranked Azarenka double-faulted 15 times and was broken five times by Petkovic, who reached the final here in 2011. "Im very happy with my performance," Petkovic said. "I was happy with my movement and my serve for the most part, and I managed to get a lot of balls back very deep and very strong. Parts of the match were a really, really good level - some parts I lost a bit of energy, but overall Im very happy." It was the second tournament in row in which Azarenka lost her first match, having been beaten by Venus Williams in Tokyo last week. "It was an awful match and a very bad performance from me, so theres not much to say about it," Azarenka said. "It happens once, twice a year to every player, and it happened to me today." Also Monday, Montreals Eugenie Bouchard advanced with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Slovakias Magdalena Rybarikova that took just an hour and five minutes. Bouchard, ranked 36th in the world, broke Rybarikovas serve six times in the match. She will play American Slone Stephens in the second round. Bouchard defeated Stephens at last weeks Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. In other Canadian results, Kazakhstans Galina Voskoboeva beat Torontos Sharon Fichman 6-4, 6-1. Elsewhere, eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic rallied for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. Former No. 1-ranked Jankovic had lost three of her four previous matches against Pavlyuchenkova and didnt start well in Beijing, but recovered to break her opponent three times in each of the second and third sets. The 28-year-old Jankovic, who won the title here in 2008, took control of the match as her opponent struggled with her first serves and double-faulted nine times. Jankovics compatriots Ana Ivanovic and Bojana Jovanovski joined her in the second round with easier straight-set victories. Ivanovic defeated Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-6 (9), 6-1 while Jovanovski took just 77 minutes to dispose of Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-3, 6-2. In the doubles, wild-card entries Serena and Venus Williams wasted chances to win before losing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 11-9 in a Champions tiebreaker to Liezel Huber and Taiwans Chan Hao-ching. Serena Williams double-faulted on match point to hand her opponents the win, and then angrily slammed her racket against the court three times before tossing it to the side. In the mens draw, Australian Lleyton Hewitt knocked out seventh-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the first round. Australias Bernard Tomic, Fabio Fognini of Italy and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany also advanced. Moncler Kids Outlet. Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. Moncler Jacket Womens Uk. Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. http://www.cheapmonclercoatsuk.com/moncler-coats-womens-sale-uk.html. Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Moncler Jacket Womens Sale. The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos. Moncler Jacket Mens Cheap. The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit.TAMPA, Fla. -- Jonathan Drouin scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Florida Panthers 5-4 in a preseason game Saturday night. Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in regulation for the Lighting (4-0-0), putting them ahead 4-3 at the 7:35 mark of the third period before Bobby Butler tied it for the Panthers (2-2-1) with 58 seconds remaining -- his second goal of thhe game.dddddddddddd Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis scored in the first to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead at the end of the period. Erik Gudbranson and Dmitry Kulikov scored in the second to help the Panthers pull to 3-2 heading into the third. J.T. Brown scored for the Lightning in the second. Ben Bishop stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, while Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for the Panthers. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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