17 Jun 2010

Stosur and Clijsters progress

6:48 pm on 17 June 2010

Australia's French Open finalist Samantha Stosur and the fifth-seed Kim Clijsters have reached the quarter-finals of the Eastbourne Tennis International with contrasting performances,

Third-seeded Stosur outlasted Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 3-6 6-4, needing three match points to close out a second-round match her Slovakian opponent started well.

But Clijster needed just 38 minutes to sweep aside Czech lefthander Lucie Safarova 6-1, 6-0 and continue her good form in the Wimbledon warmup tournament.