Tennis

Vinci, Venus reach quarters

2012-10-18 20:06
Venus Wiliams (File)

Luxembourg - Top-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy reached the Luxembourg Open quarter-finals by beating Anne Keothavong of Britain 6-4, 6-1.

Venus Williams, playing her first tournament since the US Open, also advanced with a tough 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 victory over German Mona Barthel. Williams prevailed despite six double faults and losing her serve four times.

Also, Andrea Petkovic of Germany, ranked 182nd, defeated third-seeded and former No 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-0, while Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Flipkens had won 24 of her previous 26 matches to give her a career-high No 58 ranking.

In another second-round match, Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan beat sixth-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.

Results from the fourth day of the Luxembourg Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Second round

Roberta Vinci (ITA x1) bt Anne Keothavong (GBR) 6-4, 6-1
Venus Williams (USA) bt Mona Barthel (GER x9) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Andrea Petkovic (GER) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB x3) 7-5, 6-0
Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROM x6) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Monica Niculescu (ROM) bt Julia Goerges (GER x2) 6-4, 6-2

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.