Hewitt ousts Lu while Briton Watson makes last eight

Updated: 17 February 2011 12:11 IST

Australian Lleyton Hewitt ousted Taiwan seventh seed Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) on Wednesday to reach the second round of a 1.32 million-dollar ATP and WTA indoor tournament.

Hewitt ousts Lu while Briton Watson makes last eight
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Australian Lleyton Hewitt ousted Taiwan seventh seed Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) on Wednesday to reach the second round of a 1.32 million-dollar ATP and WTA indoor tournament.

The Aussie veteran booked a date with Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Thursday for a berth in the quarter-finals opposite either Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic or US top seed Andy Roddick.

Belgium's Xavier Malisse, who became a ninth seed after Frenchman Gael Monfils was forced to withdraw with a left wrist injury suffered last week in San Jose, retired from his match trailing Frenchman Florent Serra 6-2, 1-0.

On the women's side, British qualifier Heather Watson reached the quarter-finals by outlasting French qualifier Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

Either US third seed Melanie Oudin or Russian Evgeniya Rodina will meet Watson on Thursday to decide a spot in Friday's semi-finals.

Topics : Tennis Lleyton Hewitt
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