Venus beats Ivanovic at Fortis

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Top-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia defeated Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Fortis Championships on Wednesday.

Venus beats Ivanovic at Fortis

Luxembourg:

Top-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia defeated Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Fortis Championships on Wednesday.Venus Williams beat sixth-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4 to move into the second round against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, who edged Mara Santangelo 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-3 in 2 hours, 26 minutes.Williams, who has battled injuries in both arms this season, overcame service problems to beat the 15th-ranked Ivanovic in 71 minutes at the US$600,000 WTA event on indoor hard-court.Number 3 seed Patty Schnyder of Switzerland had no trouble disposing of US veteran Chanda Rubin 6-0, 6-3. Fourth-seeded Dinara Safina of Russia beat Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-3 and will play the Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke in the last eight after she edged Karin Knapp of Italy 6-4, 6-4.In other first-round play, Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia defeated Italy's Maria Elena Camerin 6-4, 6-1.(AP)



Topics : Tennis Venus Williams Ana Ivanovic
Related Articles
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Novak Djokovic Confirms Split With Coach Boris Becker
Novak Djokovic Confirms Split With Coach Boris Becker
Indian Aces Beat UAE Royals in IPTL
Indian Aces Beat UAE Royals in IPTL
Show Comments
Advertisement