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.

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
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