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Top seed Sara Errani, Anna Schmiedlova reach Gastein Ladies quarters

BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Top-seeded Sara Errani saved a match point and won the last five games to beat Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the second round of the Gastein Ladies on Thursday.

Leading 2-0 in the second set, the Italian lost 11 of the next 15 games. Zanevska, who was seeking her first career quarterfinal, missed a match point while serving at 5-2 and failed to win another game.

Errani will play Russian qualifier Daria Kasatkina, who rallied to beat former champion Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to reach her first career quarterfinal.

The 151st-ranked Kasatkina, who lost in straight sets to Goerges in Bucharest last week, came back from a break down in the second set to beat the German, who won the clay-court event in 2010.

Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia won the first set 6-1 before her opponent Andreea Mitu pulled out. The Romanian had received treatment on her neck and shoulders after five games.

Schmiedlova takes on Annika Beck of Germany in the quarterfinals.