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Kirilenko Upsets Radwanska at Kremlin Cup

ReutersAgnieszka Radwanska of Poland returning the ball to Maria Kirilenko of Russia during their Kremlin Cup tennis match at the Olimpiisky Sports Complex in Moscow on Oct. 21, 2009.

MOSCOW — Maria Kirilenko of Russia upset third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday in the first round of the Kremlin Cup.

The result means that only two players — Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia — remain in contention for the last spot for next week's season-ending WTA Championships in Doha.

Jankovic is five points ahead of Zvonareva in the battle for a berth. Both players advanced Tuesday to the second round.

Kirilenko, ranked 61st, opened with a break and saved four break points in the eighth game. The 10th-ranked Radwanska then dropped serve again to lose the first set, and called for a trainer afterward to treat her right thigh.

Kirilenko broke decisively in the second game of the second set. She saved a break point in the seventh game before securing her first win in five appearances at her home town tournament.

Earlier, qualifier Yevgeniya Rodina beat sixth-seeded Yelena Vesnina 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in an all-Russian match.

In the men's tournament, fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay advanced to the quarterfinals, rallying to beat Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

The seventh-ranked Nikolai Davydenko, fresh from winning the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, tops the men's draw. He was scheduled to later face Marat Safin in a first-round match.

The 20th edition of the dual ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup has a weakened women's draw because seven of the world's top players have already qualified for the Doha Championships and have opted to skip the Moscow tournament.