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Nadia Petrova advances to quarterfinals

Updated: July 27, 2011, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Second-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia defeated Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in 52 minutes to advance to the quarterfinals of the WTA Citi Open.

The 32nd-ranked player in the world overpowered Bouchard by winning 19-of-22 first-serve points.

Petrova will play fifth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in Friday's quarterfinals. Jovanovski held on to beat American Jill Craybas 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

France's Virginie Razzano also advanced to the next round by ...

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