Vera Zvonareva reaches quarterfinals
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Zvonareva is looking for her third Pattaya title and led 5-1 in the second set before being broken when she tried to serve out the match. However, she broke right back to clinch the victory.
The eighth-ranked Zvonareva will play Sorana Cirstea of Romania, who beat Japan's Misaki Doi 6-2, 6-2.
Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn also advanced after saving three set points in the first-set tiebreaker to beat Chang Kai-chen of Taiwan 7-6 (7), 6-3.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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