Alize Cornet among victors as weather wreaks havoc in Lugano

Alize Cornet backhand

Sixth seed Alize Cornet cruised through to the second round of the Samsung Open in Lugano.

The Frenchwoman made short work of Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann, easily winning 7-6 (7/2) 6-0.

After a lengthy rain delay, eighth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich also progressed, overcoming Holland’s Richel Hogenkamp 7-6 (7/4) 6-0. Donna Vekic was forced indoors but saw off Alexandra Cadantu 6-0 7-5.

However, Mihaela Buzarnescu, the seventh seed, was a casualty as she was downed 5-7 6-3 6-2 by Aryna Sabalenka.

Polona Hercog and Camila Giorgi also won their matches as the weather played havoc with the schedule on the Italian boarder.