DEN BOSCH, Netherlands -- Dinara Safina beat defending
champion Michaella Krajicek 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Wednesday in the second
round of the grass-court Ordina Open.
The unseeded Krajicek won last year in straight sets.
On Wednesday, fourth-seeded Safina had more aces (14 to 10),
double faults (9-7) and grabbed two of her nine break chances,
while Krajicek went 1-for-7.
"Dinara played really well today," Krajicek said. "I tried to
get everything out of the match that I could but it didn't work out
Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic advanced to the quarterfinals when
Meilen Tu of the United States withdrew with a groin strain, and
another American, Meghann Shaughnessy, retired with a sprained
ankle while trailing fifth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova 3-6, 6-3, 5-3.
In the men's draw, top-seeded Tommy Robredo and No. 2
Ivan Ljubicic won their second-round matches. They remained the only
seeds left after No. 3 Guillermo Canas was upset by German
qualifier Michael Berrer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Berrer was one of three qualifiers to reach the quarterfinals of
the Wimbledon warmup.
Berrer saved all three break points in earning his first win
over a top-20 player and reach his first ATP quarterfinals.
Robredo defeated Belgium's Kristof Vliegen 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 to
make it to the Ordina quarterfinals for a fifth time. The Spaniard
next meets local qualifier Peter Wessels, who beat Argentina's
Carlos Berlocq 6-2, 7-6 (3).
Ljubicic put away Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4.
Benjamin Becker of Germany beat another lucky loser, Yves
Allegro of Switzerland 6-4, 7-6 (6), for his first ATP quarterfinal
on grass. He gets qualifier Antony Dupuis of France, who beat
Sergio Roitman of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Julien Benneteau of France downed local wild card Robin Haase
7-6 (5), 6-3 and meets Berrer for a berth in the semifinals.