Melanie Oudin, Dinara Safina advance
FEZ, Morocco -- Melanie Oudin of the United States advanced with a walkover win Thursday and Dinara Safina defeated Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
Oudin's opponent, Polona Hercog of Slovenia, withdrew with a right ankle injury. Oudin will face Alberta Brianti of Italy, who defeated Ksenia Pervak of Russia 7-5, 6-2.
Safina improved her record against the eighth-seeded Cornet to 3-0. She will play Anastasia Pivovarova of Russia, who upset ...
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