Kristina Barrois advances in Paris

Updated: February 7, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Kristina Barrois of Germany rallied to beat Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Monday to set up a second-round match at the Open Gaz de France against Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters.

The 78th-ranked Barrois had seven aces and converted four of 13 break points at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris.

The top-seeded Clijsters needs to reach the semifinals to take the No. 1 ranking from Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.


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