Posted: Wed October 9, 2013 4:54PM; Updated: Wed October 9, 2013 4:53PM

Suarez Navarro, Flipkens advance to quarterfinals in Linz

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Carla Suarez Navarro topped Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-4 and will face Kirsten Flipkens next.
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LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday.

The No. 4-seeded Suarez Navarro defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4. In her seventh quarterfinal of the season, Suarez Navarro will play the fifth-seeded Flipkens, who routed Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-1.

In a first-round match, Karin Knapp of Italy overcame six double-faults to defeat 2007 champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Alexandra Cadantu of Romania beat Melanie Klaffner of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will play either top-seeded Angelique Kerber or fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu.

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