Laura Robson continues fine run of form with victory over Jie Zheng
Wednesday 19 September 2012
Jie Zheng was the only seed to fail to advance from the second round of the Guangzhou International Open today.
The Chinese second seed was denied a place in the last eight by Britain's Laura Robson, who secured a 6-3 6-3 success by clinching five of her six break-point opportunities.
Robson, 18, who reached the fourth round of the US Open, will now face seventh seed Shuai Peng in the last eight, after the home favourite breezed to a 6-2 6-1 win over qualifier Nudnida Luangnam.
Third seed Sorana Cirstea defeated wildcard Ying-Ying Duan 6-1 7-6 (7-0) to set up a quarter-final clash with French eighth seed Alize Cornet, who advanced when Olga Govortsova retired hurt after losing the first set of their contest 6-4.
Chanelle Scheepers beat Bojana Jovanovski 6-4 6-1 while her next opponent, Urszula Radwanska, was also a straight-sets winner as Luxembourg's Mandy Minella was dispatched 6-2 6-3.
Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh beat compatriot Kai-Chen Chang 6-0 6-3. France's Mathilde Johansson overcame a second-set wobble to triumph 6-2 4-6 7-5 over China's Saisai Zheng.
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