Williams sisters keep going
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42
Wimbledon champion Serena extended her winning streak to nine matches with a straight-sets defeat of Hungary’s Melinda Czink. The top seed won 6-3 7-6 to set up a clash against Austrian left-hander Samantha Stosur.
Second seed Venus, beaten by her sister in the final at SW19, reached the last eight with a 6-3 7-5 win over Russian qualifier Alla Kudryavseva. Blocking her path to the semi-finals is former world number one Maria Sharapova, who is continuing her comeback from shoulder surgery.
Eighth seed Marion Bartoli progressed with a 7-5 6-4 victory over American qualifier Melanie Oudin.
Next up for the Frenchwoman is Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic as a result of the fourth seed’s 2-6 6-2 6-4 defeat of Germany’s Sabine Lisicki.