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Luksika cruises into second round

Thai hopeful will play second seed Kirilenko

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PATTAYA : Rising Thai star Luksika Kumkhum stormed into the second round of the PTT Pattaya Open yesterday after an easy win over Australian Open doubles runner-up Casey Dellacqua. 

Maria Kirilenko

Still high on confidence from reaching the second round in Melbourne in her debut Grand Slam appearance, 19-year-old Luksika, who received a wildcard to play in the tournament, proved too strong for the Australian world No.123, who is eight years her senior.

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