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Roberta Vinci in Palermo quarters

Updated: July 11, 2013, 7:34 PM ET
Associated Press

PALERMO, Sicily -- Second-seeded Roberta Vinci reached the Italiacom Open quarterfinals after a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over 2011 runner-up Polona Hercog of Slovenia on Thursday.

Vinci was broken four times in the second set by Hercog.

The Italian will face fifth-seeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino, who beat Nastassja Burnett of Italy 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Third-seeded Kristina Mladenovic was eliminated after a second-round upset by Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain. The 20-year-old ...

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