Dokic departs Strasbourg
Australia's Jelena Dokic crashed out of the Strasbourg International in France, going down in straight sets to Mirjana Lucic.
Australia’s Jelena Dokic crashed out of the Strasbourg International in France on Wednesday, going down in straight sets to Mirjana Lucic.
The Croatian veteran had no trouble dispensing of Dokic, beating her 6-2 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals, where she will meet Medina Garrigues.
French top seed Marion Bartoli and second-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany also reached the quarter-finals.
Bartoli had a walkover against Britain’s Elena Baltacha, and next plays eighth-seeded Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic.
Petkovic earlier beat China’s Zhang Shuai 6-1 6-3 to set up a match against fifth seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia.
Petkovic fended off two break points in the first set, and broke Zhang’s serve twice in each set.
Kirilenko lost her serve five times before defeating Laura Pous-Tio of Spain 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5).
Former three-time champion Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, seeded seventh and a winner at the Estoril Open last month, booked her place in the last eight with a comfortable 6-2 6-0 win over Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski.
Fourth-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia also won, rallying to beat Alize Cornet of France 2-6 6-2 6-2. She will next face Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who beat Mathilde Johansson of France 6-4 6-2.