Svetlana Kuznetsova, Grigor Dimitrov Advance at Sydney International

Updated: 13 January 2016 13:41 IST

Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Sara Errani of Italy in straight sets while Grigor Dimitrov recorded a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Grigor Dimitrov Advance at Sydney International
Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won the 2004 U.S. Open and 2009 French Open, beat Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-0 in the Sydney International. © AFP

Sydney:

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia has booked a semifinal berth at the Sydney International, while fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the men's quarterfinals of the Australian Open tune-up event. (Click here for more Tennis news)

The 30-year-old Kuznetsova, who won the 2004 U.S. Open and 2009 French Open, beat Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (1), 6-0 on Wednesday and will meet either 2015 Sydney runner-up Karolina Pliskova or top-seeded Simona Halep in the semifinals.

Dimitrov advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.

Joining him in the men's quarterfinals are Nicolas Mahut of France, who beat Andreas Seppi 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, and Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who advanced when second-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria retired with an injury while trailing 7-6 (2) 2-2.

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