Zvonareva through as Kucova retires

Thu, 21 Jul 16:38:00 2011

Top seed Vera Zvonareva made it into the last eight of WTA Baku after Kristina Kucova retired during their second round match.

- Zvonareva through

The Russian was already 6-0 3-0 up against an opponent who had struggled from the outset.

Zvonareva's opponent in the last eight will be Georgian Anna Tatishvil, who defeated compatriot Tatia Mikadze 7-6(4) 6-3.

Second seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova booked her place in the quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-0 win over fellow Russian Elena Bovina.

Pavlyuchenkova made a sluggish start to the clash, quickly finding herself a break down.

Bovina even held a break point for a 4-0 lead before the world number 13 found her rhythm and battled to the first set.

After taking the first set Pavlyuchenkova dropped just nine points as she scored a bagel second set to wrap up the win.

Kateryna Bondarenko also progressed to last eight when she upset fourth seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1 6-4.

The Ukrainian, who has won only four main draw matches this year, was far too strong for her opponent and set up a clash with compatriot Mariya Koryttseva.


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