Moscow, Russia (Sports Network) - Top seed Samantha Stosur and former
world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic secured quarterfinal berths at the Kremlin Cup tennis
The Aussie veteran Stosur held off France's Alize Cornet 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, while
the fourth-seeded Serbian Ivanovic cruised past Russian qualifier Valeria
Solovieva 6-1, 6-4 Thursday on the indoor hardcourts at Olympic Stadium.
Meanwhile, seventh-seeded Russian favorite Maria Kirilenko topped Kazakhstan's
Yaroslava Shvedova 7-5, 6-4. The Moscow native Kirilenko was a hometown
runner-up two years ago.
Also on Day 4, Serbian qualifier Vesna Dolonc whipped Romanian Simona Halep
Friday's quarterfinals will pit Stosur against Czech Klara Zakopalova; third-
seeded former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark versus fifth-seeded reigning
Moscow titlist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia; Ivanovic against Dolonc; and
Kirilenko versus Swede Sofia Arvidsson.
Cibulkova beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi in last year's Moscow finale.
The 2012 winner of this $740,000 tournament will collect $122,000.
The Sports Network