Robson defeats second-seeded Zheng in China

by: AP September 19, 2012

GUANGZHOU, China -- Laura Robson of Britain topped second-seeded Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 6-3, and the remaining seeds breezed into the quarterfinals of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.

Robson has had a successful summer. She reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open and won a silver medal at the London Olympics with Andy Murray in mixed doubles.

In other matches, defending champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa completed a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, while Urszula Radwanska of Poland defeated Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-3.

Among the others to advance were third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania, No. 7 Peng Shuai of China and No. 8 Alize Cornet of France.

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