Jovanovski, Peer reach Baku quarterfinals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 /by
Jovanovski, the 2012 champ seeded fifth, will meet surprise Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi on Friday. (AP Photo)
Jovanovski, the 2012 champ seeded fifth, will meet surprise Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi on Friday. (AP Photo)

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Former champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia returned to the Baku Cup quarterfinals by beating Katarzyna Piter of Poland 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

Jovanovski, the 2012 champ seeded fifth, will meet surprise Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi on Friday.

Eguchi, ranked 183rd, qualified for her first WTA main draw this week, then beat No. 3-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova and Urszula Radwanska in straight sets.

Pauline Parmentier of France reached her first quarterfinals since 2012 after ousting eighth-seeded Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a match with 11 service breaks, and Shahar Peer of Israel, last year's runner-up, defeated Vesna Dolonc of Serbia 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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