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      Serena knocked out of Family Circle Cup by first-timer

      DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- Serena Williams is out of the 2014 Family Circle Cup. She was knocked off in her first match Tuesday night against 20-year-old Jana Cepelova.

      In straight sets under the light, Cepelova proved to be too much for the top-ranked Williams, beating her in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. It was the 20-year-old's first trip to the Family Circle Cup.{}

      Early in the second set, Williams called for a medical time-out and was treated for a thigh injury, an outward sign of the struggle she had on the court. She would go down 0-5 to Cepelova before battling back to 4-5.{}

      After the match, Williams said Cepelova did everything right and didn't allow her to mount a huge comeback, as she is known to do. She also said that being in one tournament after another was preventing her from getting any rest.{}

      But she said she "needs to take a break and a deep breath." Next up is a vacation, she said.{}

      The loss snapped a 15-match winning streak on Daniel Island for Williams.{}

      In an after-match press conference, Cepelova said she traveled to Charleston alone. Her coach and her trainer were back in eastern Europe. She said they counseled her before the match, but once she stepped on the court, she was alone.

      Her coach's favorite tennis player? Serena Williams -- after Cepelova of course.{}

      Now Cepelova has some time to rest and reflect on her win before she steps back onto the court.{}

      Singles - Second RoundJ Cepelova (SVK) d [1] S Williams (USA) 64 64[6] E Bouchard (CAN) d [Q] A Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 60[7] S Stosur (AUS) d Y Shvedova (KAZ) 63 57 61T Pereira (BRA) d [8] S Cirstea (ROU) 36 63 76(0)[9] L Safarova (CZE) d V Razzano (FRA) 26 64 64{}

      First Round[11] V Williams (USA) d B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 06 75[12] D Hantuchova (SVK) d [WC] S Rogers (USA) 75 75[13] E Vesnina (RUS) d A Schmiedlova (SVK) 62 61[14] A Petkovic (GER) d [Q] L Tsurenko (UKR) 67(2) 64 61[16] S Zhang (CHN) d S Hsieh (TPE) 36 76(5) 76(0)S Peng (CHN) d C Garcia (FRA) 62 63M Erakovic (NZL) d [WC] N Petrova (RUS) 46 63 64L Dominguez Lino (ESP) d A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 63 62V King (USA) d J Glushko (ISR) 46 75 63

      Doubles - First Round[4] J Goerges (GER) / A Groenefeld (GER) d J Husarova (SVK) / V Lepchenko (USA)62 67(3) 10-5[WC] J Jankovic (SRB) / A Petkovic (GER) d L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) 7526 10-7[WC] S Cirstea (ROU) / M Kirilenko (RUS) d A Rosolska (POL) / C Scheepers (RSA)46 63 11-9

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      ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014BILLIE JEAN KING start 10:00 amE Svitolina (UKR) vs [5] S Stephens (USA) V King (USA) vs [4] S Lisicki (GER) [3] S Errani (ITA) vs [Q] K Bertens (NED) C Scheepers (RSA) vs [11] V Williams (USA) Not Before 7:00 pmL Davis (USA) vs [2] J Jankovic (SRB) [3] R Kops-Jones (USA) / A Spears (USA) vs [Alt] J Gajdosova (AUS) / S Zheng(CHN)

      ALTHEA GIBSON start 10:00 amP Cetkovska (CZE) vs [13] E Vesnina (RUS) S Peng (CHN) vs [15] M Keys (USA) [14] A Petkovic (GER) vs L Dominguez Lino (ESP) [16] S Zhang (CHN) vs A Tomljanovic (CRO) M Lucic-Baroni (CRO) / N Petrova (RUS) vs A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / A Rodionova(AUS)

      COURT 3 start 11:00am[12] D Hantuchova (SVK) vs [Q] G Min (USA) Not Before 12:30 pm[Q] B Bencic (SUI) vs M Erakovic (NZL) A Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Y Shvedova (KAZ) vs [WC] E Bouchard (CAN) / TTownsend (USA) [PR] H Chan (TPE) / Y Chan (TPE) vs [2] K Peschke (CZE) / L Safarova (CZE){}

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