Bychkova-Fight for Quarters Berth at WTA Tashkent


Posted on October 7, 2005

Top-seeded Ekaterina Bychkova of Russian moved comfortably into the quarterfinals Thursday at the WTA stop in Tashkent, defeating Spain's Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-1.

It is a career-first WTA quarterfinal for the No. 72-ranked 20-year-old, who has spend the year almost exclusively playing minor-league Futures events.

Other winners Thursday were (7) Maria Elena Camerin (d. Gagliardi), Kateryna Bondarenko (d. (4) Laine), and Elena Vesnina (d. Obziler, bagel in the third).

Scheduled for the Friday quarters are Vesnina vs. Amanmuradova, Camerin vs. An.Serra Zanetti, K.Bondarenko vs. Krajicek, and Bychkova vs. Rodina.
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ATP - Feb 23 WTA - Feb 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Stan Wawrinka7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Tomas Berdych8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 David Ferrer9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Andrea Petkovic
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