Jie Zheng, Arvidsson advance at Stockholm

Aug. 10, 2006 at 9:15 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Jie Zheng and fourth-seeded Sofia Arvidsson were second-round winners Thursday at the Nordic Light Open Tennis Tournament at Stockholm, Sweden.

Jie, from China, topped unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi, 6-4, 6-4,. Arvidsson beat fellow Swede and wild card Johanna Larsson, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Eva Birnerova of the Czech Republic was a 6-2, 6-3, winner over Slovakia's Jarmila Gajdosova. Wild card Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, 7-5, 7-5.

In Friday's quarterfinals, top-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia will face Martina Sucha of Slovakia; No. 2 seed Na Li of China meets Tszvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria; Jie plays Wozniacki; and Arvidsson will play Birnerova.

Myskina, the 2004 French Open champion, was last year's Stockholm runner-up to Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia.

Sunday's champion will claim $22,900.

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