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Gasquet eyes finals, Tsonga crashes out

PAIN, GAIN:World No. 10 Richard Gasquet conquered a thigh pain to defeat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in Paris, a victory that keeps him on track for a spot in the ATP finals

Reuters, PARIS

In Tuesday’s third match, third-seeded Maria Kirilenko retired due to injury against France’s Alize Cornet and had to quit the tournament for a second consecutive year.

Cornet was leading 5-0 in the first when Kirilenko called for a medical time out, before later abandoning the competition. Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina is to replace Kirilenko.

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