Slovenia Open: Golovin, Bammer advance to quarterfinals

Updated: 21 September 2007 13:56 IST

Top-seeded Tatiana Golovin of France reached the quarterfinals of the Slovenia Open on Wednesday by beating Karin Knapp of Italy 6-4, 6-3.

Portoroz:

Top-seeded Tatiana Golovin of France reached the quarterfinals of the Slovenia Open on Wednesday by beating Karin Knapp of Italy 6-4, 6-3.

The 19-year-old Golovin, ranked 19th in the world, saved five break points.

"I just used the opportunities that I had," Golovin said.

The Frenchwoman will play either Meilen Tu of the United States or Croatian qualifier Ana Vrljic on Friday in the quarterfinals. Tu advanced to the second round by beating Jelena Kostanic Tosic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Second-seeded Sybille Bammer of Austria also reached the quarterfinals, beating Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-3, 6-2.

Bammer will face either seventh-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina, who won her first tournament in Budapest this year, or Elena Vesnina of Russia.

The seventh-seeded Dulko beat Emmanuelle Gagliardi of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4, and Vesnina defeated 16-year-old qualifier Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4.

Fifth-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia needed three sets to beat Nathalie Dechy of France 6-0, 5-7, 6-4.

Zvonareva, who is 9-1 against Dechy, said their duels are "always hard and tense."

Zvonareva will face eighth-seeded Vera Dushevina of Russia in the quarterfinals. Dushevina defeated Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.

Topics : Tennis
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