Sharapova looms large
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:45
Sharapova looks a dangerous prospect in the draw and now has her sights on 14th-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-final.
Sharapova made light work of Zvonareva to win 6-2 7-6(3), while Poland’s Radwanska enjoyed a regulation 7-5 6-3 win over qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko.
Serena Williams eased through the third round in Toronto with a simple win over Alona Bondarenko.
The second seed raced through the first set 6-1 before taking the second 6-4 to steam to victory.
Czech Lucie Safarova awaits in the next stage after she progressed with a 7-6(3) 6-4 triumph over Jie Zheng.
Fourth seed Elena Dementieva also made it through but had to overcome the loss of the second set to Shahar Peer of Israel.
Austrian Samantha Stosur, Dementieva’s next opponent, had an easier ride in beating Virginie Razzano 6-3 6-1.
Alisa Kleybanova plays fifth seed Jelena Jankovic in the remaining quarter-final after the Serb ousted Kim Clijsters 1-6 6-3 7-5.