Sloane Stephens advances in Linz
LINZ, Austria -- Second-seeded Sloane Stephens defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-3 at the Generali Ladies on Thursday to reach her seventh quarterfinal of the season.
Top-seeded Angelique Kerber also reached the quarterfinals, downing Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-0 in just 50 minutes. Kerber was broken while serving for the first set but was otherwise hardly challenged by the 72nd-ranked Cadantu, who scored just eight points in total on her own serve.
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