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Top-seeded Pavlyuchenkova advances in D.C.

Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova advanced to the quarterfinals at the Citi Open Wednesday with a three-set win over Hungarian Melinda Czink.

The 21-year-old Russian topped Czink 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 and goes on to meet the Taiwan's Kai-Chen Chang in the third round.

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Americans Vania King and wild card Coco Vandeweghe also recorded wins at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center and will meet each other in the quarters.

Fourth-seeded King downed countrywoman Irina Falconi 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) and No. 7 Vandeweghe dispatched France's Aravane Rezai 6-2, 6-2.

Canadian wild card Eugenie Bouchard advanced, rallying to beat eighth-seeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus 1-6, 6-0, 6-3. She goes on to face third-seeded American Sloane Stephens.

Slovakians Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova also came out winners on Day 4.

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