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Dementieva makes BNP quarters

March 16, 2010 at 11:37 PM   |   Comments

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Russian Elena Dementieva cruised into the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif., Tuesday, knocking off Aravane Rezai of France 6-3, 6-3.

The fourth-seeded Dementieva notched three aces and won six-of-seven break points in a relatively easy match against 19th-seeded Rezai.

Dementieva will face fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Radwanska dispatched Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Defending champion Vera Zvonareva of Russia fell to Samantha Stosur 6-2, 7-5. China's Zheng Jie advanced with a marathon win over Aussie Alicia Molik 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1).

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