Thursday, October 9, 2008

5 Russians in Kremlin Cup quarterfinals

Two Russians advanced in Moscow today, and two did not. Vera Zvonareva defeated Daniela Hantuchova, 6-1, 6-0, and if anyone knows why the match wound up with this scoreline, please tell me. Nadia Petrova also advanced, where her opponent, Caroline Wozniacki, had to retire because of an upper respiratory illness.

Vera Dushevina managed to take a set off of Jelena Jankovic, but Jankovic won the match, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. And Flavia Pennetta defeated wild card Ekaterina Makarova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Here is the quarterfinal lineup:

Jankovic vs. Pennetta
Dementieva vs. Petrova
Zvonareva vs. Cibulkova
Kuznetsova vs. Safina

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