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    France's Alize Cornet beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in straight sets to book a place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday.

    France's Alize Cornet beat Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in straight sets to book a place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday.

    It took Cornet over two hours to dispatch the doubles specialist for a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

    In the second round, 22-year-old Cornet plays Australian Sam Stosur, who had a first-round bye as the top seed.

    Elsewhere, Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova demolished local favorite Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-2, while her compatriot Galina Voskoboeva was upset by Serbian qualifier Vesna Dolonc 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.

    Earlier, reigning champion Dominika Cibulkova came back from a set down to defeat Ekaterina Makarova 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 and set up a second-round match with Bulgaria's Tvsetana Pironkova.

    Pironkova pulled off a surprise 6-0, 7-6 win against illness-hit U.S. No. 2 Varvara Lepchenko.

     

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