WTA Tour

Cornet too much for Scheepers

2013-05-23 19:06
Alize Cornet (AFP)
Strasbourg - Third-seeded Alize Cornet and Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard won in straight sets Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Strasbourg International.

A runner-up last year, Cornet beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 6-1, while Bouchard move into the semi-finals of a tournament for the first time by defeating Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 6-3, 6-2.

Rain interrupted play at 5-1 in the second set of Cornet's match. But the Frenchwoman picked up where she left off, firing a backhand pass to clinch the victory and next play Bouchard.

Bouchard, who entered the top 100 last month, broke Tatishvili twice in each set.

The Strasbourg International is a warm-up tournament for the French Open, which starts Sunday.

Results from the fifth day of the Strasbourg International Women's Singles WTA tournament (x denotes seeding):


Alize Cornet (France x3) beat Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa x7) 6-3 6-1

Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Anna Tatishvili (Georgia) 6-3 6-2

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