Suarez Navarro, Flipkens reach quarters in Linz; Knapp defeats former champ Hantuchova

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies on Wednesday.

The No. 4-seeded Suarez Navarro defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4. In her seventh quarterfinal of the season, Suarez Navarro will play the fifth-seeded Flipkens, who routed Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-1.

In a first-round match, Karin Knapp of Italy overcame six double-faults to defeat 2007 champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Alexandra Cadantu of Romania beat Melanie Klaffner of Austria 7-6 (4), 6-2 and will play either top-seeded Angelique Kerber or fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu.