Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova will meet Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart WTA tournament, the Porsche Grand Prix, following their respective victories in the second round.
Seeded sixth this year, the four-time Grand Slam champion, who is aiming for a third straight title on the red clay of Stuttgart, defeated fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlychenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday in the second round.
According to Sport24, Polish world No 3 Radwanska had little difficulty in wrapping up her match against Italy's Roberta Vinci, whom she beat 6-3, 6-2 within 1 hour and 19 minutes.
Meanwhile, the report mentioned that fifth-seeded Jelena Jankovic beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 while Serbia's ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic defeated German wild card Julia Goerges 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Meanwhile, Germany's highest seed Angelique Kerber was defeated by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-5, 6-4, the report added.