[Yahoo] Sharapova reaches Korea Open quarters

Rusty Backhand
09-30-2004, 09:16 AM
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open on Thursday, beating Miho Saeki 6-3, 6-1. The top-seeded Russian will face Samantha Stosur, who beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday. Saeki led early in the second-round match, but Sharapova rallied behind powerful serves and groundstrokes, losing just one game in the second set.