Azarenka, Ivanovic into Generali Ladies quarters

Updated: October 11, 2012, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

LINZ, Austria -- Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and two-time former champion Ana Ivanovic won in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies.

Azarenka beat Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-1, and Ivanovic defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-4, 6-3.

Azarenka dominated play from the baseline and hit 20 winners.

"My game was more fluent than in the first round," Azarenka said. "My timing was better and I was less nervous. But I have to improve my serving ...

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