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Williams sisters crash out

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:44

The 29-year-old Austrian, who put out 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round, secured a 7-5 6-4 win and will now face fifth seed Jelena Jankovic, a 7-5 7-6 (7/4) winner against ninth seed Victoria Azarenka, in the quarter-finals.

It was a bad day all round for the Williams sisters as third seed Venus lost to in-form Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (7/2) 6-4. The Italian is up against Daniela Hantuchova next after the Slovakian upset seventh seed Vera Zvonareva 7-6 (8/6) 0-6 7-6 (7/5).

Wild card entrant Kim Clijsters, playing in her first tournament for more than two years after taking time out from the sport, is also into the last eight after knocking out sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 4-6 6-2.

Clijsters will now face world number one Dinara Safina in the quarter-finals after the Russian beat Chinese player Peng Shuai 6-3 6-4.

The final last-eight clash will feature fourth seed Elena Dementieva against eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki after they won their third-round clashes against Sorana Cirstea and Melinda Czink respectively.

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