Top seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia reached the Moscow quarterfinals after overpowering Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-1, 6-1.
In a much tougher match Estonian Kaia Kanepi battled to win a three set match against fourt seed Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7).
Kanepi was close to going out as she was trailing 5-1 in the final set tie-break. But she managed to come back and despite Schiavone saving two matchpoints, the Estonian converted her third one to win the match.
Other 2nd round matches:
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) – Polona Hercog (SLO) – 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) – Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) – 6-0, 6-1