Saf passage for top seed
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
Continuing to show few ill effects from her Wimbledon semi-final rout by Venus Williams last month, the tournament’s top seed proved too strong for the 18-year-old qualifier, taking just 77 minutes to progress.
In the last eight Safina will face Maria Elena Camerin, who rallied superbly to knock out seventh-seeded Russian Vera Dushevina 4-6 7-5 6-0.
Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele kept her nerve despite a poor second set to oust sixth seed Lucie Safarova 7-5 2-6 6-3. Meanwhile Paraguay’s Rossana De Los Rios was a straight sets 6-3 6-4 winner over Roberta Vinci of Italy.