[Yahoo] Pennetta, Garbin advance in Modena (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-14-2005, 11:31 PM
Second-seeded Flavia Pennetta overcame back trouble to beat qualifier Elena Vesnina 7-6 (3), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of Modena International. Pennetta joins two other Italians in the round of eight. Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday, while Tathiana Garbin upset sixth-seeded Jelena Kostanic 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday.