Vinci through to Palermo quarterfinals

Thursday, July 11, 2013 /by
AP Photo
AP Photo

PALERMO, Sicily (AP)—Second-seeded Roberta Vinci reached the Italiacom Open quarterfinals following a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over 2011 runner-up Polona Hercog of Slovenia on Thursday.

Vinci was broken four times in the second set by Hercog.

The Italian will face fifth-seeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino, who beat Nastassja Burnett of Italy 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Third-seeded Kristina Mladenovic was eliminated after a second-round upset by Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain. The 20-year-old Frenchwoman lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (6). Candela faces Renata Voracova in the quarterfinals.

Fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic was safely through after beating Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a match which lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Zakopalova will play Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany.

Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to TENNIS today.

Before commenting, please read our Posting Guidelines.

Top Ranked Players
More Rankings