Mauresmo Into Quarters at WTA Philadelphia
Posted on November 4, 2005
No. 3 seed Amelie Mauresmo took a first-round bye and a second-round win into the quarterfinals Thursday at the WTA stop in Philadelphia, continuing her dominance over Japan's Ai Sugiyama with a 6-3, 6-4 win.
"I felt really comfortable on the court today," said Mauresmo who improved to 8-0 against Sugiyama. "But coming back on these two losses, I really wanted to get this one out of the way. I wanted to make sure I was going to be coming out of the court as a winner today."
Other winners on the day were (6) Nadia Petrova (d. (WC) Shvedova), Czech Kveta Peschke (d. Karatantcheva 1-and-0), and American Lisa Raymond (d. (LL) Gehrlein in three).
Lining up for the Friday quarterfinals are Sucha vs. Petrova, Dementieva vs. Peschke, Vaidisova vs. Raymond, and Washington vs. Mauresmo.
"It's important for her to qualify for the WTA Tour Championships," Peschke said on facing Dementieva. "But it's also important to me because I want to be seeded at the Australian Open."