04/24 09:18 CDT Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) --- Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix
quarterfinal clash with top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.
The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed little over an hour-and-a-half to defeat her
fellow Russian, keeping alive her bid to win the tournament for the third
Polish world no. 3 Radwanska was rarely troubled in wrapping up her 6-3, 6-2
win over Italy's Roberta Vinci in 1 hour 19 minutes.
Fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic faces Italy's Flavia Pennetta later Thursday for a
quarterfinal place against Alisa Kleybanova, who upset the third-seeded Petra
Kvitova on Wednesday.
Serbia's ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic was to play German wild card Julia Goerges,
with Germany's highest-seeded Angelique Kerber (4), facing Carla Suarez Navarro
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was scheduled to take on second-seeded Simona
Halep in Thursday's late match.