Zvonareva advances to Pan Pacific semifinals

Updated: 29 September 2011 12:07 IST

Fourth-ranked Vera Zvonareva of Russia defeated compatriot Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the Pan Pacific Open.

Tokyo:

Fourth-ranked Vera Zvonareva of Russia defeated compatriot Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the Pan Pacific Open.

Zvonareva had five aces in the match that lasted 1 hour, 14 minutes at Ariake Colosseum and improved to 6-0 in head-to-head matches against the unseeded Kirilenko.

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic later Thursday in a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final.

Topics : Tennis Victoria Azarenka Caroline Wozniacki Samantha Stosur Maria Sharapova Na Li Vera Zvonareva Maria Kirilenko
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