Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) - Second-seeded former
champion Agnieszka Radwanska and reigning champ Petra Kvitova were sent
packing, while three former world No. 1s, including Caroline Wozniacki and
Venus Williams, reached the quarterfinals at the $2 million Dubai Tennis
Capable Italian Flavia Pennetta knocked out the 2012 champion Radwanska 6-4,
6-1, while nifty Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro ousted the third-seeded former
Wimbledon titlist Kvitova 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) on the hardcourts at Dubai
Kvitova defeated Italian Sara Errani in last year's Dubai finale.
Meanwhile, the eighth-seeded 2011 Dubai titlist Wozniacki handled German
qualifier Annika Beck 6-4, 6-4 and the 2009 and 2010 Dubai champion and seven-
time Grand Slam winner Venus drilled fellow former top-ranked star Ana
Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1.
In other second-round action involving seeds, Romanian Sorana Cirstea took out
a fourth-seeded Errani 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 and fifth-seeded former world No. 1
Jelena Jankovic doused Czech Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4. Jankovic's quarterfinal
opponent on Thursday will be current world No. 1 great Serena Williams.
Also on Day 3, France's Alize Cornet took care of Belgian Kirsten Flipkens
Thursday's other quarters will pit Wozniacki against Cirstea, the wild card
Venus versus Pennetta, and Suarez Navarro against Cornet.
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