Sara Errani back on track

Number one seed and defending champion Sara Errani shrugged off her first-round Wimbledon exit to move into the quarter-finals of the XXVI Italiacom Open.

Sara Errani

The Italian, who was defeated by Monica Puig at the All England club two weeks ago, defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3 6-2 to line up a last eight meeting with seventh seed Silvia Soler-Espinosa  in Palermo.

Soler-Espinosa progressed after her opponent, Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, retired when the game when she was trailing 6-2 1-0.

Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier breezed into the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-1 6-1 win over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues, while Renata Voracova saw off a strong first set from Corinna Dentoni to win 7-5 6-1 in her second-round game.

Meanwhile, third seed Kristina Mladenovic of France defeated qualifier Maria Joao Koehler 6-1 7-6 (7/5) in her first-round match.

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