Cornet and Mladenovic advance

  • Last Updated: January 29 2013, 18:58 GMT

French duo Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic delighted the home crowd with victories in the first round of the Open GDF Suez in Paris on Tuesday.

Alize Cornet: Three-set victory
Alize Cornet: Three-set victory

Cornet beat Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson 6-3 4-6 6-0, while world number 87 Mladenovic pulled off a surprise win over seventh seed Julia Goerges of Germany, coming through 7-5 5-7 7-6 (7/4).

Fifth seed Roberta Vinci had no such problems, the Italian beating Romania's Simona Halep 6-0 6-3, while there were also straight-sets wins for Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele.

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