Eastbourne, England (Sports Network) - Australian Open runner-up Li Na
and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki landed in the quarterfinals, while
former Wimbledon titlist Petra Kvitova came up a second-round loser Wednesday
at the $690,000 Aegon International tennis event, a final grass-court
The second-seeded former French Open champion Li was scheduled to meet
Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, but the former Wimbledon runner-up pulled out of
the draw because of a viral infection on Day 3 at Devonshire Park. The oft-
injured Bartoli was the Eastbourne champ two years ago.
Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded 2009 Eastbourne champion Wozniacki cruised past
British crowd favorite Laura Robson 6-4, 6-4 and capable Belgian Yanina
Wickmayer took out the fourth-seeded 2011 Eastbourne runner-up Kvitova 3-6,
In other second-round action involving seeds, Russian Ekaterina Makarova
upended No. 3 Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 6-4 and No. 6 Maria Kirilenko
of Russia overcame British wild card Elena Baltacha 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Kerber was
last year's Eastbourne runner-up to Austrian Tamira Paszek.
Additionally on Wednesday, American qualifier Jamie Hampton beat Taiwan's Su-
Wei Hsieh 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), Czech Lucie Safarova subdued wild card and former
U.S. Open champ Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, and Russian Elena Vesnina
outlasted Brit Heather Watson 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, as British players went 0-3 on
Thursday's quarterfinals will pit Li against Vesnina; Wozniacki versus the
2010 Eastbourne titlist Makarova; Kirilenko against Wickmayer; and Hampton
The 2013 Eastbourne winner will claim $117,000.
The Sports Network