Battling Babos beats Begu

Timea Babos won a three-set thriller against Irina-Camelia Begu to claim a first-round victory at the Kremlin Open.

The Hungarian triumphed 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 in a hard-fought contest that stood in stark contrast to Monday's other match at the Moscow tournament.

That saw eighth seed Daria Kasatkina down Belinda Bencic 6-4 6-1 in a little over an hour.

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