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Anderson moves into Sydney quarter-finals
- Updated: January 9, 2013
Our top-ranked singles player, Kevin Anderson has moved into the quarter-finals of the Apia International tennis tournament in Sydney, writes Mark Etheridge.
After beating Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in three sets in the opening match of the $436,000 tournament, he came up against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the second round.
Currently ranked 36th in the world, Anderson won in straight sets 6-3 6-4.
He’ll now take on Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals. Istomin is ranked 10 positions lower than Anderson.
Top seed for the tournament is American John Isner.
Meanwhile our top ranked women’s player, Chani Scheepers went down to Germany’s Mona Barthel in the second round of the Hobart International. She lost 7-5 6-3 to the tournament’s ninth seed. This after beating France’s Alice Cornet 6-1 6-2 in the first round.
Scheepers is currently ranked 62nd on the WTA rankings.