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Surviving seed Cornet into Guangzhou Open quarters

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.



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GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.

No. 2 Cornet overcame nine double faults and seven service breaks. The only seed to reach the second round, she next meets Taiwanese wild card Hsieh Su-Wei, the 2012 champ.

Hsieh beat Chinese wild card Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-2.

Another Chinese wild card, Wang Yafan, who stunned top seed Samantha Stosur in her first WTA main draw match on Tuesday, defeated Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 7-6 (5), 6-3. Wang's quarterfinal opponent will be countrywoman Zhang Kai-Lan.

In other quarterfinals, Romanian Monica Niculescu will play Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, and Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky faces Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. All four have one career WTA title, with Puig and Torro-Flor winning their first this year.

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