Dubai, 18 February 2011 | AP-AAP

Australia’s Samantha Stosur breezed through the third round of the Dubai Championships with a comfortable victory over Patty Schnyder.

Stosur, seeded No.4, defeated the Swiss Schnyder 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals.

“It is uncharted waters for me to make it this far,” Stosur told Eurosport. “I am pleased to be there and hopefully I can go further.

“I thought I played quite well. She is tricky, as she can play with spin then flatten it out, hit a winner and then hit one in the net. I felt I played well the whole way through.”

In other matches second seed Vera Zvonereva was upset by fellow Russian Alisa Kleybanova 6-3 6-2 and Agnieszka Radwansaka of Poland defeated Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-2.