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Federer eases into quarters

17 May 2013, 08:53

Rome - Roger Federer eased past Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals.

The second seed will face Poland's Jerzy Janowicz, who beat ninth-seed Richard Gasquet, for a place in the semi-finals.

Results on the fifth day of the ATP Rome Masters/WTA Rome Open on Thursday (x denotes seeding).


Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-1, 6-4

Tomas Berdych (CZE x6) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 7-5, 6-2

Rafael Nadal (ESP x5) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x7) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - walkover

Marcel Granollers (ESP) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x9) 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-1, 6-2


Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x14) 6-0, 6-1

Carla Suarez (ESP) bt Lourdes Dominguez (ESP) 6-2, 6-3

Simona Halep (ROM) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA x13) 6-4, 6-2

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) bt Li Na (CHN x5) 7-6 (7/2), 7-5

Victoria Azarenka (BLR x3) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN) 6-1, 2-0 - retired

Sara Errani (ITA x7) bt Maria Kirilenko (RUS x12) 6-3, 2-0 - retired

Samantha Stosur (AUS x9) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1

Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x16) 6-2, 6-1



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