Cornet, Robson reach quarters in China

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Guangzhou, China (Sports Network) - Alize Cornet of France and Laura Robson of Great Britain were among Wednesday's second-round winners at the Guangzhou Open tennis event.

The second-seeded Cornet beat Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic by a 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 margin. Next up for Cornet is Yvonne Meusburger of Austria, who rallied past Vesna Dolonc 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Robson, the No. 3 seed, defeated Saisai Zheng of China by a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) score. Robson, last year's Guangzhou runner-up to Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh, will next do battle with Jie Zheng, who discarded Timea Babos 7-5, 7-6 (7-1).

Johanna Konta of Great Britain and Shuai Zhang of China pulled off upsets on Wednesday. Konta handled No. 4 seed Shuai Peng 6-1, 6-3 and Zhang cruised past Hsieh 6-2, 6-2.

Eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-2. Puig, who made some noise earlier this summer with a fourth-round appearance in her first trip to Wimbledon, will next meet American Vania King, who outlasted Bojana Jovanovski 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.

Jovanovski was last week's winner in Uzbekistan.

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