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Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa looked to be cruising to a memorable victory against the power-hitting American in Beijing as she raced to a five-game advantage within 20 minutes.But Williams' response was ruthless, taking seven consecutive games to clinch the set with an incredible show of force.A startled Soler-Espinosa took two games in the following set, but the No. 1 seed in Beijing closed in on victory within 73 minutes with a 7-5, 6-2 scoreline.Elsewhere in Beijing, seeds Lucie Safarova and Ana Ivanovic made it through their first-round matches.The ninth seed in Beijing will play another Swiss player, Romina Oprandi, in the second round.Only five berths are available as the world's top 3 players – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – have already confirmed their place for London.
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