The fourth seed, France’s Alize Cornet, was eliminated from the tournament in Lyon (WTA 250) after defeating Spain’s Cristina Buxa. And lost the Croatian Anna Konjoh opportunities to achieve a good result.

Łukasz Iwanek

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The tournament started in Lyon on Monday without the participation of Polish tennis players. Alize Cornet (WTA 37) is no longer in competition. Fourth seed, the French lost 6:1, 4:6, 1:6 with Cristina Buxa (WTA 139). In the match that lasted two hours and nine minutes, the Spaniard defended 10 of 15 break points and used six of 11 breakout opportunities.

Cornet has six singles titles in the main series. She won the last competition in 2018 in Gstaad. France reached the Australian Open this year, the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam.

Lyon will also not be conquered by Anna Kongo (WTA-46), who lost 7:5, 0:6, 3:6 to Katie Poulter (WTA-136). In a match of 1 hour 54 minutes, the Briton sent six aces and scored 41 out of 56 with her first pass. Six out of 12 break points were consumed.

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Yasmine Paolini (WTA 48) won 4:6, 7:5, 6:3 by Irina Barra (WTA 114) after 2 hours 25 minutes. The Italian handed a pass four times, and herself traded five out of 10 breakout opportunities. Anna Bondar (WTA 79) won 6:7 (5), 6:3, 7:5 against Yuriko Miyazaki (WTA 206). In the third set, the Hungarian reborn 2:5 and saved the match ball in the tenth inning.

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Stephanie Fogli (WTA 144) beat Elsa Jacquimot (WTA 239) 4:6, 6:2, 6:3. In the first set, the Swiss lost five consecutive matches of 4:1. It was her next two matches. In the match that lasted two hours and 21 minutes, I used seven of my 10 break points.

6eme Sens Championship – Metropole de Lyon, Lyon (France)
WTA 250, hard court in the hall, total prize money of 235.2 thousand. dollar
Monday 28 February

First round of singles:

Yasmine Paolini (Italy, 5th place) beat Irina Barra (Romania) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Cristina Boxa (Spain, Q) beat Alize Cornet (France, 4) 1-6 6-4 6-1
Katie Poulter (UK, Q) beat Anna Kongo (CRO, 6) 5-7 6-0 6-3
Warwara Graciwa (Russia) – Kristina Kokova (Slovakia) 7:6 (0), 7:6 (2)
Anna Bondar (Hungary) beat Yuriko Miyazaki (Japan, P) 6:7 ​​(5) 6-3 7-5
Stephanie Fogli (Switzerland) beat Elsa Jacquimot (France, WC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

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