Kirilenko progresses in Barcelona
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:25
The Russian sixth seed breezed through her second-round encounter and will now play Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, the woman she beat to win last year’s title, in a quarter-final on Friday.
Sanchez battled through to the last eight after she defeated first round lucky loser Masa Zec Peskiric 7-5 5-7 6-2.
Second seed Flavia Pennetta meekly bowed out of the tournament to fellow Italian, Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-2.
Vinci will next meet Belarusian Anastasiya Yakimova after she came from a set behind to defeat Magdalena Rybarikova 3-6 6-3 6-0.