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Radwanska advances in Stuttgart

Tennis

Stuttgart, Germany – Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2 to book her quarterfinal place at the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday.

The Polish world no. 3 had little difficulty in wrapping up the match in 1 hour 19 minutes, and will face defending two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the next round. The Russian pair playing later Thursday.

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STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 24: Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland hits a backhand during her match against Roberta Vinci of Italy on day four of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2014 at Porsche Arena on April 24, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Fifth seed Jelena Jankovic faces Italy's Flavia Pennetta for a quarterfinal place against Alisa Kleybanova, who upset the third-seeded Petra Kvitova on Wednesday.

Serbia's ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic was to play German wild card Julia Goerges, with Germany's highest seed, Angelique Kerber (4), facing Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was scheduled to take on second seed Simona Halep in the late match. – Sapa-AP

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