Katowice, Poland (SportsNetwork.com) – Heavy Polish crowd favorite Agnieszka
Radwanska was an easy second-round winner Thursday at the Katowice Open.
The top-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up doused Belgian An-Sophie Mestach
6-3, 6-1 at this indoor hardcourt event.
Radwanska’s quarterfinal opponent on Friday will be capable Czech Klara
A Day-4 upset came when Russian lucky loser Elizaveta Kulichkova surprised
fifth-seeded Estonian slugger Kaia Kanepi 6-1, 6-2.
Meanwhile, seventh-seeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens came back to hold off
Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-4 and eighth-seeded Slovak Anna
Schmiedlova got past Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
The other quarterfinals will pit second-seeded reigning Katowice champion
Alize Cornet against Schmiedlova, third-seeded 2014 runner-up Camila Giorgi
versus Kulichkova and Flipkens against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.
France’s Cornet topped the Italian Giorgi in last year’s finale at Spodek.