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Peng marches into quarters


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:04

The top seed from China, Peng will face sixth seed Monica Niculescu in the quarter-finals.

The Romanian had been leading 6-3 3-4 in her second-round match with Yaroslava Shvedova when the Kazakhstan player retired due to illness.

Another Romanian, Sorana Cirstea, also claimed her place in the next round thanks to a 6-1 6-4 success over Russia’s Anna Lapushchenkova.

Cirstea’s next opponent will be Portugal’s Michelle Larcher de Brito, who was a 6-4 6-1 winner against Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus.

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