Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka reached the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies by beating Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday. Azarenka dominated play from the baseline and had 20 winners. Azarenka, who has lost four games in two matches, will next play either Petra Martic of Croatia or Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria. Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached her first quarterfinal of the season by defeating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-3. The 201st-ranked American, who is battling her way back up the rankings after recent hip, back and left foot injuries, will face Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Begu, who lost in qualifying but replaced Anna Tatishvili of Georgia in the main draw, beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-6 (7).
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