Tennis: Cornet sends last year's runner-up home

Aliza Cornet. Photo / Getty Images
Aliza Cornet. Photo / Getty Images

Frenchwoman Alize Cornet has sent last year';s runner-up Elena Vesnina crashing out of the ASB tennis Classic in Auckland.

Cornet, who beat New Zealand';s Marina Erakovic in the first round, has thrashed the Russian 6-1, 6-1 in one hour and 12 minutes.

She is the sixth player through to the quarterfinals.

Third seed Yanina Wickmayer is one of those to have advanced, beating Romania';s Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-2, 6-2.

Wickmayer says it was not an easy match as Olaru mixes her game up a lot.

Top seed Flavia Pennetta, fourth seed Francesca Schiavone, Israel';s Shahar Peer and Russian Maria Kirilenko are the other players to have moved through to the quarter-finals.

- Newstalk ZB

- Newstalk ZB

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