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Rains disrupts play in Nuremberg

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NUREMBERG, Germany (AP)

Third-seeded Alize Cornet defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-4 in an all-French first-round match at the rain-drenched Nurnberger Versicherungscup on Tuesday.

Rain interrupted the inaugural WTA event for the second straight day.

Fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic defeated Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 7-6 (9). Two other seeded players also advanced before the rain set in.

No. 6. Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain beat Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 7-5, 6-3, and No. 8 Annika Beck of Germany topped Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-2, 6-2.

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