Coetzer Advances to Quarterfinals
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Amanda Coetzer advanced to the quarterfinals of the IGA SuperThrift Tennis Classic with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Elena Wagner on Thursday.
Coetzer, the No. 3 seed from South Africa, connected on 35 of 53 first serves and took 72 minutes to dispatch her German challenger.
``I think I played a lot better (than Tuesday),″ Coetzer said. ``I made a few less errors and was more consistent. I felt pretty comfortable out there. I thought I served very well today and I’m happy about that as I have been working on my serve.″
Coetzer will next play Cara Black, who defeated Alexia Dechaume-Balleret 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5) earlier Thursday.
``It feels nice to be in the quarterfinals,″ said Coetzer. ``Cara Black is a tough competitor and I’ll need to be on top of my game.″