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Cornet defeats 11th-seeded Kirilenko at Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts after losing to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic following their Rogers Cup women's tennis match in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
August 07, 2013 - 2:07 PM

TORONTO - Alize Cornet of France defeated 11th-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko in early second-round play at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament.

The unseeded Cornet, ranked No. 30 in the world, needed just under two hours to complete the 7-5, 7-5 victory at Rexall Centre.

Fourth-seeded Li Na of China beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-4 and seventh-seeded Marion Bartoli of France defeated American qualifier Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-3.

American Sloane Stephens needed three sets to get by Germany's Mona Barthel 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal will take on defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the late match.

Top-seeded American Serena Williams is also in action this evening against Italy's Francesca Schiavone.

Play was delayed for a short time earlier in the day due to wet weather.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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