Suarez Navarro, Flipkens reach Linz quarterfinals

by: AP October 09, 2013

AP Photo

LINZ, Austria -- Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday.

The No. 4-seeded Suarez Navarro defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4. In her seventh quarterfinal of the season, Suarez Navarro will play the fifth-seeded Flipkens, who routed Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-1.

In a first-round match, Karin Knapp of Italy overcame six double-faults to defeat 2007 champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Alexandra Cadantu of Romania beat Melanie Klaffner of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will play either top-seeded Angelique Kerber or fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu.

More Stories

Caroline Wozniacki ends CiCi Bellis' run, advances to Dubai semis

Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina defeated Lauren Davis, 6-0, 6-4, in the quarterfinals.

Del Potro: 'I just want to play tennis wherever I can, whenever I can'

The 28-year-old said that his backhand is still not where he wants it to be. 

Roger Federer, 35 years young: 'I still have so much in the tank'

Federer, who will play Dubai next week, says he's not yet 100 percent.