Thursday, October 18, 2012
And and Caro advanced, Bartoli upset at Kremlin Cup
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-1, 6-3 to advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup.
She was joined by Ana Ivanovic who beat Valeria Solovieva 6-1, 6-4.
Marion Bartoli was not as lucky as she was upset by Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-0 in the second round.
Wozniacki won five consecutive games in the first set and broke Radwanska twice in the second to take a 5-2 lead.
Radwanska saved four match points and broke to stay in the contest but then she sent a forehand wide in the next game to hand Wozniacki the victory.
Caro will play Dominika Cibulkova, who scored a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tsvetana Pironkova.
Arvidsson broke Bartoli three times and dropped serve twice in the first set.
She will face Maria Kirilenko, who beat Yaroslava Shvedova 75 64.
"I am very happy to win this match to reach the quarterfinals," Arvidsson said. "Marion is a great competitor, a top-10 player, and I knew I would have to be at my best. My strategy was to focus on the way I wanted to play and move her around the court."
"Of course it would have been better for me to come to Istanbul as the first substitute, but it's always very rewarding for me to get a chance to go there,'' Bartoli said about her missed chance of overtaking Sam Stosur´s spot. "Today my body just refused to execute what my mind was telling it to do. The surface here is very slow and it didn't fit my play well."
Ivanovic broke Solovieva, who was playing in only her second WTA match, three times.
"It was a good match for me," Ivanovic said. "It's never easy to play someone you haven't seen before as you don't know how they react in the different situations. But I'm happy I've managed to finish in good style."
Ivanovic will faceVesna Dolonc, who upset Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0.
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