Diyas in quarter-finals
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:41
Diyas, making her WTA Tour debut, was born in Kazakhstan but was given a chance because she is based in Prague. Ranked a lowly 295 in the world, she will next face Czech number one Iveta Benesova.
Benesova booked her own place in the last eight with a 7-5 6-4 win over gutsy Romanian Monica Niculescu.
Kateryna Bondarenko beat Germany’s Kristina Barrois 7-5 7-5 to book a meeting with top seed Francesca Schiavone.