Tennis: Pennetta and Peer advance to quarters

Flavia Pennetta has lived up to her top seeding with two comfortable victories to advance to the quaterfinals of the ASB Classic. Photo / Getty Images
Flavia Pennetta has lived up to her top seeding with two comfortable victories to advance to the quaterfinals of the ASB Classic. Photo / Getty Images

Italian Flavia Pennetta and Israeli Shahar Peer have both advanced to the final eight of the ASB Classic in Auckland today.

Top seed Pennetta dismissed Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in one hour and 18 minutes.

Earlier Peer continued her strong form in the tournament thrashing Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-love, 6-1 in little over an hour to become the first player to reach the quarter finals of the ASB Classic.

- NZ HERALD STAFF

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