Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki go through in Doha



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Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki go through in Doha

Tennis: Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka, top seed Petra Kvitova, third seed Caroline Wozniacki and fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska are through to the Quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open in Doha. Top seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova took the first set 6-3 against the former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic and it was 1-1 in the second set when the Serbian retired due to an injury. She will face the ninth seed Carla Suarez Navarro next, who got past last week's Dubai finalist Karolina Pliskova in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-4. The other Quarterfinals clash will be between two former world No.1 players Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki.

Azarenka dropped the second set in tie-break but got through in 3 sets after beating Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1. Third seed Wozniacki was 6-1, 3-0 up against qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru when the Romanian retired. Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska has set up a re-match of this year's Australian Open fourth round with the former World No.1 Venus Williams by brushing aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1. Sixth seed Andrea Petkovic came back from one set down to beat Zarina Diyas 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 whereas Lucie Safarova stunned the fifth seed Ekaterina Makarova in 3 sets 6-2, 6-7(5),6-3. Also Read: Venus Williams survives a scare.

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