Pera, who lost to Veronika Kudermetova twice
this year, got her revenge with a convincing 6-0 6-2 win over
the Russian to set up a last-16 match with third seed Barbora
Strycova who received a bye.
"I felt pretty good and I think I played an excellent match,
almost perfect," Pera said. "I didn't change much (from
"Tennis can change so quickly. One day you're playing good and
the other you're not doing so great. She's a great player so I'm
happy with this win."
Although Cornet also won in straight sets, beating Ukraine's
Kateryna Kozlova and breaking her five times, she still needed
97 minutes to get over the line with a 6-4 6-2 victory.
It was not easy going for the qualifying seeds, however, with
both second seed Fiona Ferro of France and fifth seed Kaia
Kanepi of Estonia needing three sets each to go past American
Elizabeth Mandlik and Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok respectively.
Top qualifying seed Jil Teichmann saved two match points to beat
Laura Siegemund 0-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5) while third qualifying seed
Viktorija Golubic was ousted by unseeded Chinese Zhu Lin who
came back from a set down to win 3-6 6-1 7-5.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan
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