It's never fun for best friends and doubles partners Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci to play one another. They did so today in Cincinnati, and Vinci beat Errani.
Also in today's third round, Jelena Jankovic defeated Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki defeated Petra Kvitova, and the unseeded Simona Halep (who, yesterday, beat Marion Bartoli in her last match as a professional tennis player) upset Sam Stosur.
Here is the quarterfinal draw:
Serena Williams (1) vs. Simona Halep
Agnieszka Radwanska (4) vs. Li Na (5)
Roberta Vinci (12) vs. Jelena Jankovic (14)
Caroline Wozniacki (10) vs. Victoria Azarenka (2)
In their quarterfinal match against Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, top seeds Errani and Vinci led 5-1 in the super-tiebreak. The next time I checked the score, however, Goerges and Zahlavova Strycova had a match point, and they converted it, winning the tiebreak 11-9.