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Wozniak advances, Dubois falters

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Aleksandra Wozniak hits a return to Vera Dushevina during their singles match at Wimbledon on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

Aleksandra Wozniak hits a return to Vera Dushevina during their singles match at Wimbledon on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

The Canadian women earned a split during first-round action at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Aleksandra Wozniak, of Blainville, Que., defeated Russia's Vera Dushevina in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 in one hour 18 minutes.

Wozniak will take on Jie Zheng from China, who eliminated Stephanie Dubois, of Laval, Que., 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

On the men's side, world No. 22 Milos Raonic, of Thornhill, Ont., faces Colombia's Santiago Giraldo while Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil meets Sam Querry of the U.S. later in the day.