Schiavone eliminates 2014 champ Cornet at Katowice Open
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) Unseeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy eliminated the 2014 champion, fourth-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (5), 6-1 to make the Katowice Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Schiavone, who improved to 11-1 against Cornet, faces eighth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia next.
Seventh-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary overcame a slow start before rallying past Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to play third-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the quarterfinals.
After eliminating defending champion Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the first round, unseeded French player Pauline Parmentier beat Britain's Naomi Broady 6-4, 7-5 in the second round and will meet Polish player Magda Linette, who came from a set down to defeat Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.