[Yahoo] Venus, Sharapova reach quarters in China (AP)

Rusty Backhand
09-22-2005, 05:01 PM
Venus Williams won easily and top-ranked Maria Sharapova needed three sets for her victory Thursday as both advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Open. Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Spain's Nuria Llagostera Vives, while Sharapova beat Israel's Shahar Peer 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 in an earlier match.