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Wimbledon champ Rybakova beats Keys in Ostrava opener

Agel Open Ostrava - Day One

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 03: Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in action against Madison Keys of the United States during her first round match on Day 1 of the Agel Open at Ostravar Arena on October 03, 2022 in Ostrava, Czech Republic (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakova came from a set down to defeat Madison Keys 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Agel Open.

Rybakova had lost to Keys this year at the French Open and Cincinnati.

In other first-round matches in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-3, 6-3, and local hope Petra Kvitova overcame American Bernanda Pera 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

Fresh from her second title of the year in Seoul last month, Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia knocked out former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.