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Top Seeds Hit The Court In Doha
26 Feb 2015
Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwankas of Poland and Lucie Safaraova will be seen in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Total Open on Thursday night when they take to the center court at Khalifa Tennis & Squash Complex.

Radwanska, the world No.5 who beat Flavia Pennetta in straight sets yesterday, is eyeing her first title win in Doha.

The 25-year-old Pole, who has won 14 career titles on the WTA Tour, on sealed her second round win easily with a 6-1, 6-1, in just 49 minutes.

It was Radwanska's fourth career win over Pennetta in six meetings.

Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic also moved into the quarter-finals on Wednesday when she beat fifth seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia winning 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 in 2 hours 17 minutes.

After the match Radwanska said she was surprised with her quick win.

"Yes, well, actually it surprised me as well. For sure I wouldn't tell it was going to be that quick. Well, I think I really played great tennis today. I was really aggressive from the beginning and really focused from the beginning and that worked until the end," Radwanksa added.

"I think this is a tournament that you're expecting to play long matches and playing against top 20 players. So of course, there's no easy matches."

Two other matches weren’t completed to their full extent as top seed and defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was given a victory over Jelena Jankovic.
Kvitova was leading 6-3 1-1 when Jankovic withdrew suffering from a right hip injury.

Third seed Caroline Wozniacki had a similar experience against qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania. Wozniacki was ahead 6-1 3-0 when Dulgheru pulled out as a result of a viral illness.