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Cornet battles back to defeat Mayr

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41

Cornet had already seen fellow seeds Sybille Bammer (third) and Iveta Benesova (fourth) bundled out and had looked to be heading the same way following a first set when she failed to win a point on her second serve.

However, the Frenchwoman recovered and will now play Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the quarter-finals after she eased past Nuria Llagostera Vives 6-0 6-3.

Austrian Bammer won her second WTA Tour title in Prague last week, but her hopes of following that success in front of her home crowd were ended by Ioana Raluca Olaru.

The Romanian triumphed 4-6 6-2 6-1 to reach her third quarter-final of the season.

In today’s only other match, Benesova lost the first set to Andrea Petkovic 6-1 before retiring due to injury.

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