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Schnyder reaches Palermo quarterfinals

July 16, 2009 at 10:08 PM

PALERMO, Italy, July 16 (UPI) -- Patty Schnyder, coming off a runner-up finish last week in Budapest, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Palermo International.

Schnyder, seeded second in this event, defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives 6-2, 6-2. Defending champion Sara Errani, the fifth seed, ousted Patricia Mayr 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.

In Friday's quarterfinals, Schnyder will meet Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Errani will face Yaroslava Shvedova. Groenefeld eliminated Arantxa Rus 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and Shvedova was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Alberta Brianti.

The other quarterfinals will send top-seeded Flavia Pennetta against Aravane Rezai and Tathiana Garbin against Olga Govortsova.

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