World number 172 Coco Vandeweghe hit her way into the quarterfinals in Tokyo today when she defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-0 in the third round. Vandeweghe is the only qualifier remaining in the tournament. Kaia Kanepi upset 3rd seed Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-4, and top seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2. Wozniaki has also become the first player designated to compete in the WTA Championships in Doha.
Also winning today were 2nd seed Vera Zvonareva (def. qualifier Roberta Vinci), 5th seed Francesca Schiavone (def. wild card Kimiko Date Krumm), 6th seed Agnieszka Radwanska (def. Andrea Petkovic), 7th seed Elena Dementieva (def. Flavia Pennetta), and 8th seed Victoria Azarenka (def. Marion Bartoli, who retired because of a viral illness).
In doubles, tops seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta moved to the second round. Wimbledon and U.S. Open champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova, however, were defeated 7-6, 6-2 by Tathiana Garbin and Francesca Schiavone.
Here is the singles quarterfinal draw:
Wozniacki vs. Radwanska
Vandeweghe vs. Azarenka
Schiavone vs. Kanepi
Dementieva vs. Zvonareva