Tennis: All Seeds in Open GDF Suez Remain True, Alize Cornet Upset

Lauren LynchCorrespondent IIFebruary 11, 2011

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The ladies are in a  WTA Premier event in Paris this week, and so far, all of the seeds stayed true to their rankings, including first seed Kim Clijsters, second seed Maria Sharapova, third seed Kaia Kanepi, fourth seed Petra Kvitova, fifth seed Nadia Petrova, sixth seed Andrea Petkovic, seventh seed Yanina Wickmayer and eighth seed Dominika Cibulkova.

Except for world No. 60, Alize Cornet, who fell in front her home crowd in France to world No. 67 Sofia Arvidsson, 6-2, 7-6.

Cornet was coming off the the high of defeating former No. 1 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Fed Cup on Saturday. However, Cornet appeared to be struggling and Arvidsson did not lose her head even when Cornet took a medical time out.

The day was made more exciting when German wild card Kristina Barrois took a set of Kim Clijsters, ending with a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. It comes as no surprise that Kim pushed through in the next two sets and effectively won 72 percent of her points on her first serve at the Open GDF Suez.

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