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Hantuchova and Cornet advance at Open GDF Suez
Daniela Hantuchova and Alize Cornet advance to second round at Open GDF Suez
Associated Press
2014-01-28 11:01 PM

PARIS (AP) -- Daniela Hantuchova will face top seed Maria Sharapova in the second round of the Open GDF Suez after beating Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.

Hantuchova was leading 6-3, 3-0, and looked set for a straight-sets victory before Erakovic retired without citing a specified reason.

Sharapova leads Hantuchova 8-1 in their head-to-heads, with the Slovak's only win against the four-time Grand Slam champion who has won every major when they first played 10 years ago.

In other first round matches, there were wins for Frenchwoman Alize Cornet and Yvonne Meusburger of Austria.

Cornet labored past Magdalena Rybarikova of Serbia 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 and Meusburger beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 7-5, 6-1.

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