Ana Ivanovic and Sloane Stephens reach Birmingham quarter-finals


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Ana Ivanovic and Sloane Stephens reach Birmingham quarter-finals

Tennis - Top seed Ana Ivanovic and third seed Sloane Stephens were among those who booked their spots in the quarter-finals of the Aegon Classic on Thursday.

Ivanovic, a former world no. 1, defeated American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-1 and will next meet sixth seed Klara Koukalova, who beat another American Coco Vandeweghe 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Meanwhile, Stephens beat fellow American and grass court specialist Alison Riske 7-6, 2-6, 6-1.

The big surprise of the day came with Australian Casey Dellacqua knocking out second seed Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 and 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm taking out seventh seed Daniela Hantuchova for the loss of just four games - 6-4, 6-0.

SINGLES - THIRD ROUND
[3] Sloane Stephens (USA) d [15] Alison Riske (USA) | 7 - 6 (4) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 1
[9] Shuai Zhang (CHN) d Petra Cetkovska (CZE) | 6 - 0 | 7 - 6 (6)
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) d [L] Timea Babos (HUN) | 6 - 2 | 0 - 6 | 6 - 3
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d [7] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) | 6 - 4 | 6 - 0
[16] Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d [2] Samantha Stosur (AUS) | 2 - 6 | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
[6] Klara Koukalova (CZE) d Coco Vandeweghe (USA) | 3 - 6 | 7 - 6 (3) | 6 - 4
[1] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d Lauren Davis (USA) | 6 - 1 | 6 - 1