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Alize Cornet sets up clash vs Stosur in Kremlin Open

France's Alize Cornet beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in straight sets to book a place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday where she will play Australian Sam Stosur.

Indo-Asian News Servicei  |  Last updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:53 Print font size - +

Moscow:  France's Alize Cornet beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in straight sets to book a place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday where she will play Australian Sam Stosur.

It took Cornet over two hours to dispatch the doubles specialist for a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

In the second round, 22-year-old Cornet plays Stosur, who had a first-round bye as the top seed.

Elsewhere, Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova demolished local favourite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-2, while her compatriot Galina Voskoboeva was upset by Serbian qualifier Vesna Dolonc 6-1, 1-6, 4-6.

Earlier, reigning champion Dominika Cibulkova came back from a set down to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and set up a second-round match with Bulgaria's Tvsetana Pironkova.

Pironkova pulled off a surprise 6-0, 7-6 win against illness-hit US No.2 Varvara Lepchenko.

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Story first published on: Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:51

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