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    Badosa wins tight three-setter in San Jose; Jabeur tops Keys

    SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (AP) – Fourth-ranked Paula Badosa of Spain broke serve twice late in the final set before winning a tiebreak to get past 21-year-old Elizabeth Mandlik 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (5) at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday night.

    Other winners in San Jose were Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, seventh seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia and unseeded American Amanda Anisimova, who ousted eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

    Jabeur, the third seed, defeated Madison Keys 7-5, 6-1 and Kasatkina defeated another American, Taylor Townsend.

    Mandlik, the daughter of four-time Grand Slam winner Hana Mandlikova, twice served for the match against Badosa while leading 5-4 and 6-5 in the decisive set.

    But Badosa broke both times, then won three of the final four points of the tiebreak.

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