Hingis Advances to Quarterfinals After Ousting Talaja

Published May 12th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Top-ranked Swiss player Martina Hingis advanced to the quarterfinals of the $1.08 million German Open as she struggled to oust the No. 23 seeded Croatian Silvija Talaja (7-6, 6-3), Thursday making it her 12th undefeated match. 

Playing in the stifling heat, Hingis made some errors throughout the match and commented afterwards saying, "I make a few mistakes, then the other people realize they can play too," Hingis laughed, "hopefully that's the one weak match you have every tournament." AP quoted. 

However in the tiebreaker, Hingis stopped making errors saying that she concentrated fully and "I didn't want to play two more long sets -- it was hot out there."  

Hingis will meet France's fifth-seeded Sandrine Testud in the quarterfinals after she eliminated the Czech Republic's Denisa Chlakova (7-6, 6-2). 

Eighth-seeded German Anke Huber also advanced to the quarterfinals and improved her clay record to 13-1 this year, ousting Spain's Magui Serna (6-2, 6-7, 6-4) in 2 hours, and 10 minutes. 

No. 10th seeded South African Amanda Coetzer upset France's No. 4 Julie Halard-Decugis (6-2, 6-2) -(Agencies). 


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