Strasbourg, France (Sports Network) - French favorite and last year's
runner-up Alize Cornet was among Wednesday's second-round winners at the
$235,000 Strasbourg International tennis event, a final clay-court French Open
The third-seeded Cornet handled Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-3, 6-4 on Day
3 at Strasbourg Tennis Club.
Cornet, who lost to former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in last
year's Strasbourg finale, will meet seventh-seeded South African Chanelle
Scheepers in Thursday's quarterfinals. Scheepers moved on by overcoming
American qualifier Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
A pair of seeds suffered setbacks, as Japanese Misaki Doi upended fourth-
seeded Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) and Georgian Anna
Tatishvili overcame fifth-seeded Romanian Monica Niculescu 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Other second-round action saw Italian qualifier Flavia Pennetta whip Spaniard
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-2, 6-3; Canadian Eugenie Bouchard drill Italian
Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-0; Czech Lucie Hradecka paste American Lauren Davis 6-2,
6-2; and Swede Johanna Larsson drop French wild card Virginie Razzano 6-3,
The other quarterfinal matchups will pit Pennetta against Doi, Hradecka versus
Larsson, and Bouchard against Tatishvili. Hradecka was a runner-up here in
The 2013 Strasbourg champion will collect $41,000.
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