Safarova in zone
TOP seed Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic booked her quarter-final berth at the WTA tournament in Quebec City yesterday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sofia Kenin. Safarova fired 10 aces as she powered past the 18-year-old American, who is ranked 112th in the world. In the quarter-finals, Safarova will face 32-year-old fellow Czech Lucie Hradecka, who ousted 17-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Andreescu served for the match at 5-3 in the final set, but Hradecka surged to win the final four games to seize the victory.