Petkovic ousted in Austria

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BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Defending champion Andrea Petkovic of Germany was eliminated in the second round of the Gastein Ladies tennis tournament.

France's Alize Cornet took out the top seed, 6-2, 7-5, on Thursday and earned a quarterfinal matchup with Austrian wild card Patricia Mayr, who knocked out seventh-seeded Tathiana Garbin of Italy, 6-3, 6-4.

Also Thursday, Germany's Julia Goerges posted a 6-2, 7-5 win over Mariya Koryttseva of the Ukraine and Austrian Yvonne Meusburger advanced with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic.

In addition to the Cornet/Mayr quarterfinal, Friday's other matchups will pit Goerges against Russia's Anastasia Pivovarova, Meusburger against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova and second-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland against Sandra Zahlavova of the Czech Republic.


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