• search

Hingis downs Dementieva to reach German Open quarters

Written by: Staff

BERLIN, May 11 (Reuters) Former world number one Martina Hingis eased past fifth seed Elena Dementieva 6-3 6-2 today to reach the quarter-finals of the German Open and set up a potential clash with Amelie Mauresmo.

Unseeded Hingis, champion on the clay here in 1999, had a surprisingly easy time of it against the Russian on another day of brilliant sunshine and near-perfect conditions at the Steffi Graf stadium.

Dementieva had won the pair's last three matches in straight sets but only one of those was since January, when the 25-year-old Hingis made her return from a three-year retirement.

''I needed a great deal of self-confidence out there today,'' Hingis said.

''I tried to make her run around so she couldn't get into a rhythm and simply tried to put the ball into the corners. She's a very strong runner and can shoot you down if you give her the chance.'' Dementieva, one of six Russians in the last 16 here, had a great chance to get back into the match with Hingis on 0-40 in the fourth game of the second set. But the Swiss held her nerve, and her serve, for 3-1.

In the quarters Hingis will face either world number one Mauresmo of France, who was in imperious form yesterday, or Russia's Anna Chakvetadze. They play later today.

Mauresmo beat Hingis 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals in Doha in March, their only meeting since Hingis's return.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more