Fri, Jun 22, 2012 - Page 18 News List

Bartoli, Roddick advance to Eastbourne quarter-finals

AP, EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND

Marion Bartoli of France returns against Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada during their second-round women’s singles match on the fifth day of the tournament in Eastbourne, England, on Wednesday.

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Marion Bartoli of France reached the quarter-finals of the Eastbourne championships on Wednesday after defeating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-2, 6-2.

After an early exchange of breaks, the fourth-seeded Bartoli broke her opponent again to lead 3-2, but then had to recover from 0-40 as she served out the set.

American Christina McHale failed to match her first round performance that ousted former world number Caroline Wozniacki for the grass court tournament, falling 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Andy Roddick reached the quarter-finals, but needed eight match points to overpower Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 7-6 (8/6).

In women’s matches, Ekaterina Makarova, who ousted Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the first round, advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 win over British qualifier Laura Robson. Fifth seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany also advanced after defeating Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 6-2.

On the men’s side, defending champion Andreas Seppi of Italy defeated Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, while American Ryan Harrison beat Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-1, 7-6 (7/2).

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