Linz Generali Ladies: Agnieszka Radwanska advances to quarters
Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Generali Ladies quarterfinals while Urszula Radwanska was beating Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-4.
Agnieszka Radwanska dictated the pace against Cornet from the baseline. She broker her twice in the first set and three times in the second.
On her part, Safarova dropped serve early in the opening set before breaking back twice. She then broke once more in the second set.
Safarova will go into their quarterfinal encounter having beaten Radwanska in their only previous match two years ago.
Flavia Pennetta beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 but she needs to win the tournament as well as next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow to qualify for the elite season-ending event.
Pennetta dropped serve three times and saved eight more break points while struggling against Groenefeld.
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