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Gasparyan earns first WTA main-draw win in over 2 years

July 23, 2018

NANCHANG, China (AP) — Former Russia Fed Cup player Margarita Gasparyan earned her first WTA main-draw win in more than two years at the Jiangxi Open on Monday.

Gasparyan beat former qualifier and former junior world No. 1 Shilin Xu 6-1, 6-4.

Gasparyan won WTA singles (1) and doubles (2) titles in 2015 and played for Russia in 2016 then fell off the main tour because of injuries.

Other winners included No. 2-seeded Qiang Wang and No. 8 Xinyun Han, while the defeated included No. 4 Kurumi Nara and No. 7 Ying-Ying Duan.

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