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Serena sails through in Qatar

RUSSIAN ROUTED:World No. 160 Daria Gavrilova was no match for 15-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, despite the American’s misfiring serve


No. 12 seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia retired with a right shoulder injury against fellow Russian Ekaterina Bychkova after falling behind 3-0.

Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium also withdrew from the tournament with a lower back injury, as did Varvara Lepchenko of the US with an upper respiratory illness.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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