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Peer among those in Prague quarterfinals

May 1, 2008 at 1:25 PM   |   Comments

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 1 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Shahar Peer was a straight-set winner Thursday as the four top seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Prague Open tennis tournament.

Peer had the toughest time of the four top seeded players in the second round, needing to win a seventh game in the first set and then claiming a 7-5, 6-2 win over Tsvetana Pironkova.

Top-seeded Vera Zvonareva advanced on a walk-over when Magdalena Rybarikova was forced to withdraw because of a lower-back injury. Also Thursday, No. 3-seeded Victoria Azarenka was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Tatiana Poutchek and fourth-seeded Katarina Srebotnik blitzed Melinda Czink 6-0, 6-2.

In the other matches Thursday, Czech players advanced with seventh-seeded Klara Zakopalova stopping Vera Dushevina 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 and Iveta Benesova beating Akgul Amanmuradova, 6--2, 4-6, 6-3.

Friday's quarterfinals have Zvonareva playing Roberta Vinci, Peer meeting Zakopalova; Azarenka going against Karolina Pliskova and Srebotnik facing Benesova.

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