Dementieva rolls into last eight
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:06
The top-seeded Russian has now advanced to the quarter-finals in 15 of her last 16 tournaments.
The 27-year-old, currently number five in the rankings, is gunning for her third title and fifth championship match appearance.
Dementieva, who won gold at the Beijing Olympics, also appears primed to finish the year among the top five for the first time in her career.
A semi-finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open, Dementieva will face fifth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo in the quarter-finals.
The 29-year-old Frenchwoman had few problems in a 6-3 6-1 victory against Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
Seventh-seeded Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues reached the quarter-finals earlier with a 6-2 4-6 7-5 win over Catalina Castano.