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Ivanovic reaches Kremlin Cup quarterfinals
No. 4 seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia defeated Russian Valaria Solovieva 6-1, 6-4, Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
She will meet fellow Serb Vesna Dolonc in the quarters. Dolonc advanced by downing Simona Halep, 6-1, 6-0.
“I played a good match and I”m very glad I advanced to the quarterfinals,” Ivanovic said after her second round match. “Earlier into the match my opponent was obviously too nervous as it was the first time she played at such a high level. But she started to play better in the second and was making fewer errors.”
Also advancing was No. 7 seed Maria Kirilenko, who defeated Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakistan, 7-5, 6-4.
No. 1 seed Samantha Stosur plays Alize Cornet Thursday in a second round match.
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