WTA Marrakech Grand Prix: Yvonne Meusburger and Romina Oprandi to meet in quarter-finals
Last Updated: 25/04/14 7:19am
Yvonne Meusburger: Needed just an hour to book her place in the last eight
Yvonne Meusburger eased past Estrella Cabeza Candela in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA Marrakech Grand Prix.
The 30-year-old Austrian, seeded third for the tournament, defeated her Spanish opponent by a 6-0 6-2 scoreline in an hour in Morocco to set up a last-eight meeting with Romina Oprandi.
"I'm very happy that I won today because I had some serious problems with my neck last night," Meusburger told the WTA Tour's official website.
"I'm just happy I could play, and I ended up playing solidly with few mistakes. I served pretty well too. It was just amazing."
Swiss Oprandi had been pushed a little harder in her match, eventually triumphing 6-2 5-7 6-2 against Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany in just under two hours.
In an all-Spanish clash in the second round, Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor comfortably overcame qualifier Lara Arruabarrena 6-1 6-2.
Polona Hercog also progressed, the Slovenian knocking out Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1 6-4 to reach the last eight.