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Safina and Williams stunned in Taiwan

Updated: Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 10:19

Dinara Safina suffered one of two shock defeats as the top seeds fell in Taiwan
Dinara Safina suffered one of two shock defeats as the top seeds fell in Taiwan

World number one Dinara Safina collapsed to a stunning 7-6 4-6 7-5 defeat by Taiwanese qualifier Chang Kai-chen at the Pan Pacific Open on Monday.

Second seed Venus Williams also lost her opening match, toppled 7-6 7-5 by Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in front of an empty Tokyo center court way past midnight local time.