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Kuznetsova, King advance at Citi Open
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Bernhard Langer, of Germany, follows his shot from the third tee of TPC Harding Park during the third round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Champions Tour golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 28, 2014, 5:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) No. 6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Monday.

American Vania King also moved on, cruising to a 6-2, 6-0 win against Canada's Francoise Abanda.

Tomas Berdych, No. 5 on the ATP tour, is the top seed on the men's side. The Czech Republic native and other seeds, including American John Isner, received a first-round bye. Wimbledon semifinalist Milos Raonic of Canada, ranked No. 7 in the world, is the second seed.

16-year-old American Francis Tiafoe, the world's sixth-ranked junior player and a D.C.-area native, makes his ATP tour debut Monday night against Russia's Evgeny Donskoy.

Isner, a finalist in Washington last year, won the Atlanta title on Sunday.

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