Cornet advances in Strasbourg

by: AP May 22, 2013

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STRASBOURG, France—Seeded players Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan and Monica Niculescu of Romania were beaten Wednesday in the second round of the Strasbourg International.

The fourth-seeded Hsieh lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) to Misaki Doi of Japan, and fifth-seeded Niculescu fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Anna Tatishvili of Georgia.

Last year's runner-up Alize Cornet downed Magda Linette 6-3, 6-4. The third-seeded Frenchwoman is the highest remaining seeded player in the tournament.

Seventh-seeded Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa reached the quarterfinals by beating American Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Flavia Pennetta, Johanna Larsson, Eugenie Bouchard and Lucie Hradecka also advanced to the last eight.

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