Kerber reaches Monterrey quarterfinals

April 5, 2013 at 12:50 AM

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Angelique Kerber was forced to three sets Thursday before securing a quarterfinal berth in the Monterrey Open.

Kerber defeated Alla Kudryavtseva 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in one of three matches conducted Thursday that completed the second round.

No. 8 seed Ayumi Morita, who advanced Wednesday, will be Kerber's quarterfinal opponent.

The other two matches held Thursday saw third-seeded Maria Kirilenko fight off Jovana Jaksic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 and Lauren Davis defeat Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).

Kirilenko will next meet Urszula Radwanska and Davis will take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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