(photo credit: Associated Press)
Shahar Pe’er progressed to her seventh quarterfinal of the year on Wednesday,
beating Yaroslava Shvedova 7-5, 6-4 to reach the last eight of the Mercury
Insurance Open in San Diego.
The 23-year-old Israeli, ranked 17th in the
world and seeded No. 7 in San Diego, lost her serve some six times, but managed
to win in straight sets by breaking the Kazakh on eight occasions.
will next face the winner of the match between Agnieszka Radwanska (10) and
Dinara Safina (35), looking to reach her sixth semifinal of the
Meanwhile, in other action, Vera Zvonareva won in her first match
since finishing as the Wimbledon runner-up, beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-0, 3-6,