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Alize Cornet eases past Jil Teichmann in Lugano

Eighth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich also progressed.

Alize Cornet eases past Jil Teichmann in Lugano

Alize Cornet breezed through to the second round of the Samsung Open in Lugano.

The Frenchwoman, seeded sixth, made light work of Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann, winning 7-6 (7/2) 6-0.

Eighth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich also progressed, after a lengthy rain break, as she beat Holland’s Richel Hogenkamp 7-6 (7/4) 6-0 while Donna Vekic was forced indoors to see off Alexandra Cadantu 6-0 7-5.

Before the weather turned near the Italian border, seventh seed Mihaela Buzarnescu was a casualty as she was downed 5-7 6-3 6-2 by Aryna Sabalenka.

There were also wins for Polona Hercog and Camila Giorgi while three first-round games will be completed on Thursday due to the inclement conditions.

At the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota, Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino beat qualifier Victoria Rodriguez 6-2 7-6 (7/3), and will face Sara Sorribes Tormo after she beat Carol Zhao 3-6 6-1 6-1.

Valentini Grammatikopoulou took more than two and a half hours to prevail against Miyu Kato 7-5 6-4 6-4, wildcard Emiliana Arango beat fourth seed Veronica Cepede Royg 6-0 2-6 6-4, and qualifier Renata Zarazua upset eighth seed Ajla Tomljanovic 1-6 6-4 7-6 (8/6).

There were also wins for Elitsa Kostova, who beat Nao Hibino 6-2 6-4, and Ana Bogdan who saw off Mariana Duque-Marino 6-1 7-6 (7/2).