Sharapova eases into quarter-finals

Defending champion to meet top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska who beat Roberta Vinci in the Porsche Grand Prix.

    Sharapova is the two-time defending champion at the Porsche Grand Prix [Reuters]
    Sharapova is the two-time defending champion at the Porsche Grand Prix [Reuters]

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarter-final clash with top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

    The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed little over an hour-and-a-half to defeat her fellow Russian, keeping alive her bid to win the tournament for the third year in a row.

    Polish world number three Radwanska was rarely troubled in wrapping up her 6-3, 6-2 win over Italy's Roberta Vinci in one hour 19 minutes.

    In the other matches, ninth-seed Ana Ivanovic beat Germany's Julia Goerges 1-6, 6-2, 6-3, while Jelena Jankovic beat Flavia Pennetta 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

    SOURCE: AP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.