Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Sara Errani of Italy celebrates winning a point in her third round match against Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Top-seeded Sara Errani needed little more than an hour to defeat 108th-ranked Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the Italiacom Open quarterfinals. Errani was the runner-up at the French Open last month and is ranked a career-high No. 9 this week. She won this clay tournament in 2008. Meanwhile, 85th-ranked Alexandra Cadantu of Romania upset seventh-seeded Alize Cornet of France, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 and will next face Errani. Also, Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania rallied to beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; and Spanish qualifier Estrella Cabeza Candela eliminated Italian wild card Maria Elena Camerin 7-6 (3), 7-5. In a first-round match suspended due to darkness on Tuesday, eighth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 7-5, 7-6 (3).
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