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BAD GASTEIN, Austria – Chichi Scholl of the United States defeated sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-4 to reach quarterfinals at the Gastein Ladies tournament on Thursday.
The 190th-ranked Scholl will next play the winner of the match between third-seeded Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan and Sarah Gronert of Germany.
The seventh-seeded Alize Cornet of France and eight-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden also advanced to the quarterfinals.
Cornet defeated Sacha Jones of Australia 6-3, 6-2 and will next play Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain, who beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-4, 6-3.
Hogenkamp eliminated top-seeded Julia Goerges in the opening round Tuesday.
Larsson beat Jill Craybas of the United States 6-2, 6-3. – Sapa-AP