Wozniacki, Stephens advance to Luxembourg quarterfinals

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

LUXEMBOURG (AP)—Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens and Sabine Lisicki — the top three seeded players — won in straight sets Thursday to reach the Luxembourg Open quarterfinals.

Wozniacki beat two-time finalist Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-3, 6-2. Stephens, seeded second, defeated Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 7-5, 6-4. Lisicki of Germany eliminated Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-0.

Stephens, an American ranked 12th, has yet to lose a set in Luxembourg and will play Stefanie Voegele on Friday. The 54th-ranked Swiss struggled past Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Also in the second round, Karin Knapp of Italy downed Andrea Petkovic of Germany 7-5, 7-5.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Seeking fourth Atlanta title in five seasons, Isner tops Pospisil

The American will next face Lukas Lacko, who defeated Donald Young.

World No. 1 Murray posts videos of hitting, rehabbing on Instagram

The Scot hasn’t confirmed if he’ll be playing at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Sharapova, resuming comeback with WTT, drawing inspiration from Venus

"You can have a long career if you do the right things," she said of Venus' longevity.