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Azarenka and Sharapova qualified for the quarter-finals in Beijing 

Azarenka and Sharapova qualified for the quarter-finals in Beijing


The leaderĀ in the world rankings Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) qualified for the quarter-finals of the tennis tournament on hard courts in the Chinese capital Beijing with prize money 4.8 million dollars. Azarenka defeated the Russian woman Elena Vesenina with 6:3, 6:3 for 92 minutes. Thus, for a place in the semifinals athlete from Belarus will face Romina Oprandi (Switzerland).

The second-seeded Maria Sharapova (Russia) also qualified for the quarterfinals. The semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005 Sharapova defeated Polonia Duke (Slovenia), with 6:0, 6:2 for 74 minutes when she made six breakthrough and allowed one. Sharapova's next opponent is The German Angelika Kerber. Number 5 in the scheme Kerber beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), with 6:1, 2:6, 6:4 for 1.47 hours.

In the men race with prize money 2.2 million dollars in the second round dropped No. 5 in the scheme Richard Gasquet (France). Gasquet lost with 4:6, 6:3, 4:6 by Chinese qualifier Zhang Jie for 2:06 hours.

The Russian Mikhail Youzhny eliminate Kevin Anderson (RYUA) with 6:3, 6:3, and Feliciano Lopez (Spain) deal with Yen-Hsun Lu (Taiwan) with 6:3, 7:6 (7).

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