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Radwanska reaches quarters

Agnieszka Radwanska (AFP)
Agnieszka Radwanska (AFP)

Indian Wells - Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland booked her quarter-final berth at Indian Wells on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Alize Cornet.

France's Cornet, who stunned world number one Serena Williams in the semi-finals at Dubai last month, rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the opening set, breaking Radwanska twice as she won four straight games to take a 5-4 lead.

But serving for the set, she wasted two set points, the second with a double-fault, and that was the only opening Radwanska needed to take the frame.

In the second set, it was Radwanska who gave up the first break.

But she couldn't maintain her advantage, and Radwanska broke her twice to line up a quarter-final meeting with former Indian Wells champion Jelena Jankovic.

The seventh-seeded Serb defeated Denmark's Caroline Wozaniacki 6-3, 6-1.

Results on Tuesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding):

Men

3rd rd

Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

John Isner (USA x12) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6-4, 6-3

Ernests Gulbis (LAT x20) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x15) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6)

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Marin Cilic (CRO x24) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x16) 6-4, 6-3

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Women

4th rd

Li Na (CHN x1) bt Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 6-1, 6-4

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x12) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) 6-3, 6-2

Flavia Pennetta (ITA x20) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-2, 6-1

Sloane Stephens (USA x17) bt Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 6-3, 7-5

Simona Halep (ROM x6) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x18) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Casey Dellacqua (AUS) bt Lauren Davis (USA) walkover

Jelena Jankovic (SRB x7) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x10) 6-3, 6-1

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2) bt Alize Cornet (FRA x22) 7-5, 6-3


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