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Andy Murray exits at hands of Ivan Ljubicic

Andy Murray yesterday crashed out of the China Open in Beijing after losing in straight sets to Ivan Ljubicic.

The British number one had not dropped a set in reaching the quarter-finals but Ljubicic powered to a 6-3 6-2 victory in just 67 minutes.

Murray had already needed to save one break point in the fourth game before he was broken in the sixth, and saved a set point in his next service game as well with an ace.

Ljubicic was having no such problems on his serve, the Croatian not facing a single break point throughout the set which he won 6-3.

Serena Williams has confirmed she will return to action at next week's tournament in Linz, Austria.

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