September 24, 2009
Hantuchova reaches Korea Open quarters
No. 1-seed Daniela Hantuchova sailed through a straight-set win Thursday and into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.
Hantuchova needed just 77 minutes to dispatch Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-1. She won 74 percent of the points on serve and more than half of those when Scheepers served.
Defending Korea Open champion Maria Kirilenko advanced out of the second round when No. 3-seeded Francesca Schiavone retired with a hamstring injury. Kirilenko was ahead 6-1, 1-2 when play was stopped.
Also, seventh-seeded Vera Dushevina stopped Anastasija Sevastova 7-5, 6-1 and earned a Friday quarterfinals slot against Kirilenko.
The other quarterfinals, which were determined Wednesday, have No. 2-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues playing Magdalena Rybarikova and Anna-Lena Groenefeld meeting Yung-Jan Chan.
The tournament continues through Sunday.