Ninth-seeded Cornet upset by qualifier in Strasbourg

by: AP | May 15, 2016

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STRASBOURG, France (AP) Qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva rallied to upset ninth-seeded Alize Cornet 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the WTA tournament in Strasbourg on Sunday.

Fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic needed three sets to outlast Madison Brengle of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

Also, Hsieh Su-Wei defeated Xu Yi-fan 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the second round.

Jil Belen Teichmann rallied to defeat Kurumi Nara 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, and Alison Riske also advanced by beating Alize Lim 6-0, 7-5.

The outdoor clay-court event is a warm-up for the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, which starts in a week.

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