Anisimova, Cornet and Badosa recover to advance in Charleston
Amanda Anisimova was among those to advance on a day of comebacks in Charleston, while Saisai Zheng advanced at the Copa Colsanitas.
Number 13 seed Anisimova came from a set down to beat Magda Linette 5-7 6-2 6-3 on Monday, dropping serve only once in those last two sets.
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🇺🇸 @AnisimovaAmanda joins today’s trend of coming back from a set down to defeat Linette 5-7 6-2 6-3!
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Cornet, who reached the quarter-finals of this event in 2018, needed just under three hours to overcome Bernarda Pera 4-6 6-4 6-4.
Badosa also needed all three sets to see off Varvara Gracheva, the Spaniard hitting back to prevail 3-6 7-5 6-1.
Ajla Tomljanovic and Zarina Diyas were also among those to book a place in the next round, beating Christina McHale and Natalia Vikhlyantseva respectively in straight sets.
Copa Colsanitas: Bogota, Colombia
In the other WTA Tour event, Copa Colsanitas top seed Zheng Saisai eased past Usue Maitane Arconada 6-3 6-1 and will now face Stefanie Voegele.
Wang Yafan was another Chinese player to advance in Bogota, seeing off Emiliana Arango 6-4 5-7 7-5.