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Spadea, Blake, Fleishman, Stepanek advance to quarters at Countrywide

Updated: July 20, 2007, 1:37 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- James Blake started fast and finished strong. He struggled in between before serving three straight aces to close out a 6-0, 1-6, 7-5 win over Paul Goldstein in the second round of the ATP Countrywide Classic on Thursday night.

The No. 2 seed, and the favorite following top seed Fernando Gonzalez's loss on Tuesday, Blake will face Vincent Spadea in the quarterfinals on Friday. Spadea celebrated his 33rd birthday by beating fifth-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3.

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