Maria Sharapova defeated the Germany Julia Goerges at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) and set up a meeting with Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals.
Petra Kvitova was the one who defeated her in this year’s Wimbledon final to win her first Grand Slam title.
World no.1 Caroline Wozniacki surprisingly lost her match against the unseeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Kanepi beat the Dane 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 and made her way into the quarters. This was Kanepi’s first win against Wozniacki in their three meetings so far.
Other 3rd round results:
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) – Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) – Iveta Benesova (CZE) 6-1, 6-2
Marion Bartoli (FRA) – Peng Shuai (CHN) 6-2, 6-1
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) – Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-1
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 6-3, 7-5
Petra Kvitova (CZE) – Vania King (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)