MOSCOW, January 26 (RIA Novosti) - Fourth-seeded
Elena Dementieva had no trouble dispatching her opposition on
Monday to move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open at
Dementieva will join fellow Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova,
third-seeded Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva, seeded seventh,
in the last eight of the grand slam tournament.
Dementieva, the Beijing Olympic gold medalist, dispatched
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets (6:2, 6:2) and
will now face unseeded Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain, who
earlier defeated her compatriot Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, seeded eight, also went
through to the last eight after China's Jie Cheng (22) retired
with a wrist injury.
Kuznetsova, who made 68 unforced errors in her third round
match on Saturday and is struggling to find her form, will play
second-seeded Serena Williams in the quarters.