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Japanese interest in the women’s singles ended at the U.S. Open on Saturday after Shinobu Asagoe suffered a 6-1, 6-3 defeat to Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

No. 24 seed Asasgoe struggled with her ground strokes in the first set and could find no way back into the game as 11th-seeded Schnyder went on to wrap up the 55-minute match and avenge her defeat at last year’s French Open.

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