Anna Schmiedlova serves pair of bagels to Irina-Camelia Begu in Nanjing

19-year-old Slovakian Anna Schmiedlova stormed into the quarterfinals in Nanjing, after a flawless second-round outing

by Vishal Gajaria
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Anna Schmiedlova serves pair of bagels to Irina-Camelia Begu in Nanjing

8th seed Anna Schmiedlova dug her way to the quarterfinals of the WTA Nanjing Ladies Open 2013, a 125K event in China, after serving a pair of bagels to Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16. Local hope Shuai Zhang, seeded third, also powered into the last-8 stage, after posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory over 97th-ranked Julia Glushko in the second round of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Anna-Lena Friedsam stunned 7th seed Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 to seal her berth in the quarterfinals. Saisai Zheng also made her place into the quarters, following her 6-3, 6-1 conquest over Alla Kudryavtseva in the pre-quarterfinals.

In doubles, Japanese-Chinese grouping of Misaki Doi and Yi-Fan Xu made light work of Chinese duo of Chen Liang and Sheng-Nan Sun in the quarterfinals.

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