Petrova advances to Citi Open quarterfinals

Updated: 28 July 2011 10:34 IST

Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in 52 minutes to advance to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.

College Park, Maryland:

Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in 52 minutes to advance to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.

The 32nd ranked player in the world overpowered Bouchard by winning 19 of 22 first-serve points.

Petrova will next play fifth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, who held on to beat American Jill Craybas 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

France's Virginie Razzano also booked a spot in the next round by upsetting sixth-seeded Elena Baltacha from Britain 6-4, 6-2. American Irina Falconi advanced after China's Zhang Shuai retired after the first set while trailing 6-4. Zhang played her second match in a 20-hour period and suffered from fatigue after win over fourth-seeded Jelena Dokic.

The second round resumes Thursday with top-seed Shahar Peer of Israel playing Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva.

Topics : Tennis Yaroslava Shvedova Virginie Razzano Nadia Petrova Ana Ivanovic Shahar Peer Elena Baltacha Sania Mirza
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