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Flipkens reaches Linz quarters

Kirsten Flipkens (Getty Images)
Kirsten Flipkens (Getty Images)

Linz - Seeded players Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday.

No. 4 Suarez Navarro defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4 to reach the last eight for the first time since her 6-0, 6-0 defeat by Serena Williams at the U.S. Open five weeks ago.

In her seventh quarter-final of the season, Suarez Navarro will play No. 5 Flipkens, who routed Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-1.

In first-round play, Karin Knapp of Italy overcame six double faults to defeat 2007 champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Alexandra Cadantu of Romania beat Melanie Klaffner of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will next play either top-seeded Angelique Kerber or fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu.

Results from the third day of the WTA tournament in Linz on Wednesday (x denotes seeding:

Second round:

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x5) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2, 6-1

Carla Suarez (ESP x4) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-1, 6-4

First round:

Karin Knapp (ITA) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK x8) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Alexandra Cadantu (ROM) bt Melanie Klaffner (AUT) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

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