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Wozniacki advances to Charleston quarters

April 16, 2010 10:15 IST

Caroline Wozniacki returns a volley during her match against Patty Schnyder at the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament in CharlestonTop seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark moved into the quarter-finals at the Family Circle Cup with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Switzerland's Patty Schnyder on Thursday.

The 19-year-old Dane, who lost in last year's final, will now play Russia's Nadia Petrova, the 2006 winner who earlier eased past Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2, 6-4.

Wozniacki and Petrova are 1-1 in head-to-head matches with the Danish World No 2 winning their most recent meeting at Indian Wells last month in three sets.

Second seed Jelena Jankovic, who claimed the title in 2007, moved into the last eight with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Evgeniya Rodina of Russia in their first ever meeting.

The Serb now faces eighth-seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia who needed two hours 44 minutes to overcome German Angelique Kerber 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Russia's number seven seed Vera Zvonareva also moved into the third round after cruising past Ukraine's ninth-seeded Alona Bondarenko 6-2, 6-1 in just an hour.

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