Jovanovski reaches Baku QFs

07/23/2014 10:31 AM

07/23/2014 10:40 AM

Baku, Azerbaijan ( - Fifth seed and 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the Baku Cup tennis event.

The Serb subdued Poland's Katarzyna Piter 6-3, 6-1 on the hardcourts at Baku Tennis Academy.

Jovanovski's quarterfinal opponent on Friday will be Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi.

A mild Day 3 upset came when France's Pauline Parmentier dismissed eighth- seeded Slovak Jana Cepelova, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Parmentier will now appear in her first quarterfinal since 2012.

Some other second-round action saw Israeli veteran and last year's Baku runner-up Shahar Peer overtake Serbian qualifier Vesna Dolonc 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Eguchi drill Pole Urszula Radwanska 6-2, 6-1. The 183rd-ranked Eguchi is playing in her first-ever main draw on the WTA.

Top seeds Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, and Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, will see second-round action on Thursday.

Svitolina won her first WTA title at this event last year, beating Peer in the final.

The 2014 Baku champ will claim $43,000.

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