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Tennis-Zvonareva through to Aussie quarter-finals

Vera Zvonareva beat fellow Russian Nadia Petrova 7-5 6-4 today to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the first time.

sports Updated: Jan 25, 2009 11:57 IST

Vera Zvonareva beat fellow Russian Nadia Petrova 7-5 6-4 on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the first time.

Zvonareva won the first set when Petrova dropped her serve in the 11th game on a double-fault and then broke her immediately at the start of the second.

Zvonareva, seeded seventh at Melbourne Park this year, has not made a grand slam quarter-final since the 2003 French Open.

Her next opponent is Marion Bartoli of France, who earlier upset world number one Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-4.