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Serena Williams, Andy Murray advance in opening matches at Cincinnati; No. 3 Kvitova upset

  • Serena Williams clinches her fist after hitting a shot against Samantha Stosur, from Australia, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Serena Williams clinches her fist after hitting a shot against Samantha Stosur, from Australia, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andy Murray, from Great Britain, hits a forehand against Joao Sousa, from Portugal, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Murray won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Andy Murray, from Great Britain, hits a forehand against Joao Sousa, from Portugal, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Murray won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Joao Sousa, from Portugal, hits a forehand against Andy Murray, from Great Britain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Murray won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Joao Sousa, from Portugal, hits a forehand against Andy Murray, from Great Britain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Murray won 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

Top-seeded Serena Williams rallied in both tiebreakers for a 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7) victory over Samantha Stosur on Wednesday in her opening match at the Western & Southern Open.

Andy Murray needed little more than an hour to get through his opening match. He faced only three break points — and fought all of them off — during a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa.

No. 4 Tomas Berdych converted only one break point while losing to Yen-Hsun Lu 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. John Isner moved on with a straight-sets victory.

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova had trouble with her serve and lost to Elina Svitolina 6-2, 7-6 (2). Kvitova had nine double-faults and made just 52 percent of her first serves.