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Cornet gives France 2-1 Fed Cup lead over Switzerland

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The Canadian Press
2/9/2014 9:46:17 AM
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PARIS - Alize Cornet beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (4) Sunday to give France a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group II match.

Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4.

In the tiebreaker, Cornet jumped to a 5-2 lead and clinched victory when Bacsinszky's backhand sailed wide.

In Saturday's singles, Virginie Razzano dismissed Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-1 to give France the lead before the 16-year-old Belinda Bencic upset Cornet 7-5, 6-4 to level the tie.

Alize Cornet (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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