Shara­pova, Rad­wan­ska ease into Stuttgart quar­ters

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Maria Shara­pova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tour­na­ment yes­ter­day with a con­vinc­ing 6-4, 6-3 win over fel­low-Rus­sian Anas­ta­sia Pav­ly­chenkova.

It was in stark con­trast to her strug­gles of the pre­vi­ous day when she needed three tie-breaks and al­most three-and-a-half hours to de­feat Lu­cie Sa­farova of the Czech Repub­lic in a first round tie.

Also top seed Ag­nieszka Rad­wan­ska de­feated Italy’s Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2 to book her quar­ter-fi­nal place at the Porsche Grand Prix yes­ter­day.

Maria Shara­pova

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