Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Top seed Kirsten Flipkens advanced to the
quarterfinals, while defending champion Sofia Arvidsson lost to last year's
runner-up Marina Erakovic in second-round action at the $235,000 U.S. National
Indoor Tennis Championships.
The Belgian Flipkens snuck past Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while
New Zealand's Erakovic avenged a defeat at the hands of the second-seeded
Arvidsson in last year's Memphis final with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory Wednesday
on the hardcourts at The Racquet Club of Memphis.
In addition to topping Erakovic in last year's finale, Arvidsson also titled
here in 2006 and was the Memphis runner-up in 2010.
In other second-rounders involving seeds, No. 3 oft-injured German slugger
Sabine Lisicki edged out Hungarian Melinda Czink 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 6-2 and
No. 4 Heather Watson of Great Britain came back to defeat Czech Andrea
Hlavackova 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Meanwhile, Swiss Stefanie Voegele overcame French qualifier Claire Feuerstein
3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.
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