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Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova upset at U.S. Open

Alexandra Dulgheru Romanireturns shot PetrKvitovCzech Republic during first round U.S. Open tennis tournament New York Monday Aug. 29 2011. (AP Photo/Elise

Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania returns a shot to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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NEW YORK — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was upset by Alexandra Dulgheru in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday.

The 48th-ranked Romanian won 7-6 (3), 6-3. The fifth-seeded Kvitova committed 52 unforced errors.

Dulgheru improved to 3-9 against top-10 opponents, with her first victory on a surface other than clay. She had played only one singles match since Wimbledon because of injuries to both knees.

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