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old Keys wins in WTA debut
Fourteenyearold Madison Keys made her WTA Tour debut a memorable one when she upset Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva 75 64 in the opening round of The MPS Group Championships.
The American fell behind 52 in the first set but used powerful ground strokes to break Kudryavtseva twice and a serve that averaged 162.5kph (101 mph) to win the set.
Keys lost the first game of the second set before going on a fourgame run, and after the 81stranked Kudryavtseva fought back to 45, Keys won the set with an ace.
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Other ranked players in the field include No.12 Caroline Wozniacki, No.16 Dominka Cibulkova, who lost in last year's final to Maria Sharapova, and 43rdranked Daniela Hantuchova.
In other early matches, Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 76 (2), 62.
This year's tournament, being played at Sawgrass Country Club, has been downsized to go with its new sponsor and a move to a new site.
The tournament, formerly sponsored by Bausch Lomb, moved from its longtime home in Amelia Island to Ponte Vedra Beach. The total purse dropped from last year's $600,000 to $220,000 with the winner receiving $37,000.
Last year's winner, Maria Sharapova, isn't playing. Other former champions of the tournament include Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Monica Seles and Venus Williams.
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