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Sharapova, V. Williams make easy through to quarters
Updated: 2005-09-23 09:15

Talking about her sister Serena's exit in the second round, she said, "What I can say to her is that you win some and you lose some."

Chinese Zheng Jie, whose current world rank is 50, couldn't go a step further in the second round, falling to Poland's Marta Domachowska 6-3, 6-1, here on Thursday.

Zheng, the Chinese wildcard, ranked 50th in the world, easily dropped her first game in Set One within two minutes but managed to level the score 1-1. Trailing at 3-2, Zheng equalized at 3-3 but lost in three straight games. The first Chinese woman to reach a Grand Slam fourth round at Roland Carros in 2004 was broken in the first game in the second set, and came to trail at 3-0. The WTA tour titlist at Hobart in 2005 only won one game back and gave in 6-1.

With this victory, Domachowska, finalist at 2005 Strasbourg Open, cruised to the quarters, her third time in WTA tours.

In other two singles matches to decide the last two berths for the quarters, Maria Kirilenko of Russia and Shinobu Asagoe of Japan, separately defeated Aiko Nakamura of Japan 6-1, 7-6 (3) and Jill Craybas of the United States 6-2, 6-4.

The remaining three tickets for the quarters went to Sun Tian, Peng Shuai and Anna-Lena Groenefeld on Wednesday.

Zheng Jie turned up on Thursday's doubles court, pairing Yan Zi, beat the duo of Liga Dekmeijere of Latvia and Martina Muller of Germany 7-5, 6-2. While another Chinese pair Li Na/Peng Shuai were stumbled by Corina Morariu of the United States and Italy's Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-3.

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