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Peng shrugs off shoulder injury, knocks out Bartoli

ONE-SIDED:It took Peng Shuai less than two hours to defeat Marion Bartoli, with the world No. 14 from France producing eight double faults in an erratic performance

AFP, OEIRAS, Portugal

Fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Ukrainian countryman Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2, while sixth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany, the 2011 runner-up, struggled to overcome qualifier Lukasz Kubot of Poland 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 7-5.

Wild-card entry Gael Monfils of France topped eighth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-3, while Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan upset Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4, 6-2.

Viktor Troicki of Serbia defeated German qualifier Matthias Bachinger 6-3, 6-2 and Grega Zemlja of Slovenia beat another qualifier, John Millman of Australia, 6-2, 6-2.

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