World number-seven women's tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium and Martina Hingis of Switzerland have reached the quarterfinals of the German Open tennis tournament in Berlin.
Henin-Hardenne, the third seed, scored an easy straight-set win over Russian Maria Kirilenko, 6-1, 6-0. The Belgian next plays either Austrian Sybille Bammer or Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
Hingis advanced with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elena Dementieva of Russia. The Swiss player faces either top seed Amelie Mauresmo of France or Anna Chakvetadze of Russia.
Tenth-seeded Dinara Safina of Russia scored a straight-set win over eighth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia (6-3, 6-2). China's Li Na advanced with a lopsided 6-1, 6-0 win over Catalina Castano of Colombia.
The clay-court tournament is one of several events players are using to prepare for the French Open, which starts May 29 in Paris. This week's champion takes home $196,900. Some information for this report was provided by AP.