Gajdosova, Pironkova, Flipkens into Hobart quarters

by: AP January 09, 2013

HOBART, Australia -- Australian wild card and former champion Jarmila Gajdosova beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the Hobart International quarterfinals Wednesday.

The Slovakian-born Gajdosova served well in windy conditions against Govortsova, who had beaten fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro in the first round.

Gajdosova won the Hobart International in 2011.

In other matches, Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova defeated third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium beat Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-3, 6-2, and Romania's Monica Niculescu defeated China's Peng Shuai 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

More Stories

American Shelby Rogers loses to Johanna Larsson at Connecticut Open

Larsson, a lucky loser, will face No. 8 Roberta Vinci of Italy. She defeated Ana Konjuh of Croatia, 6-2, 6-2. 

Players experience U.S. Open roof for first time

The roof is designed to open or close in just seven minutes. Rain or shine, the show will go on. 

Tennis’ greatest generations join forces for Laver Cup, pitting Europe against the world

The star-studded press conference played up admirable camaraderie as much as tantalizing competition.