[Yahoo] Top seeds advance, but defending champion out of ASB Women's Classic (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-04-2006, 09:16 AM
Top seeds Nadia Petrova and Daniela Hantuchova advanced easily to the quarterfinals of the ASB Women's Classic on Wednesday, but defending champion Katarina Srebotnik was eliminated. Petrova overcame a rain delay and high winds to beat fellow Russian Vera Dushevina 6-3, 6-0, while Slovakian Hantuchova beat American Jill Craybas 6-3, 6-1.