Posted: Thu April 25, 2013 1:34PM; Updated: Thu April 25, 2013 1:34PM

Kaia Kanepi, Tsvetana Pironkova upset at Grand Prix SAR

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Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria is ranked No. 53 in the world.
Alan Diaz/AP

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Mandy Minella of Luxembourg and Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain fought back from a set down against seeded players to reach the Grand Prix SAR quarterfinals on Thursday.

Minella beat fourth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Dominguez Lino downed ninth-seeded Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a match featuring seven breaks of serve for each player.

Kanepi had seven aces but double-faulted nine times, and Minella broke her three times.

Seventh-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France advanced to the last eight by beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 and Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa joined her after thrashing Russia's Olga Puchkova 6-0, 6-3.

Later, defending champion Kiki Bertens took on Flavia Pennetta.

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