Victoria Azarenka beat Petra Martic while Ana Ivanovic lost in Linz
Last Updated: October 12, 2012 9:22pm
Victoria Azarenka: Eased to a 6-4 6-0 victory over Petra Martic
Top seed Victoria Azarenka progressed to the semi-finals of the WTA Generali Ladies in Linz while second seed Ana Ivanovic bowed out.
The Belarusian world number one, fresh off her China Open success, made light work of Croatian Petra Martic, cruising to a 6-2 6-2 success.
Azarenka's hopes of more silverware were increased elsewhere as Ivanovic suffered a 6-4 6-0 defeat to unseeded Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.
Elsewhere fifth-seeded Julia Goerges claimed a comfortable 6-1 6-4 success over Swede Sofia Arvidsson.
The victory for Goerges sets up a semi-final clash against Flipkens, while Azarenka takes on Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania who beat Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands 6-4 1-6 6-2.