Davenport advances in Cincinnati
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The top-seeded Davenport hadn't played in more than two weeks and dropped the first set, but came back to post a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. She has won 15 straight matches, having captured her last three tournaments. "I felt a little sluggish and I wasn't hitting the ball cleanly," said Davenport, who skipped the Olympics to stay close to home to prepare for the upcoming U.S. Open. A break in the second set gave Davenport a 5-4 lead and Osterloh never recovered, winning just one more game. "I might've gotten down on myself a little after the second set," said Osterloh. Next up for Davenport will be seventh-seeded Flavia Pennetta, who overcame fellow Italian Rita Grande 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 6-4. Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva moved into the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Antonella Serra Zanetti, and will next take on Shuai Peng, who moved on with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Alina Jidkova. American Laura Granville easily bounced No. 5 seed Denisa Chladkova 6-1, 6-1. Granville posted a runner-up finish at last week's WTA event in Vancouver, losing to 15-year-old Czech Nicole Vaidisova in the final. Granville's quarterfinal opponent here will be fourth-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli. The other quarterfinal will pit third-seeded Amy Frazier against Selima Sfar. The winner of this week's $170,000 event will collect $27,000.