Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Navarro reaches Brazil Cup quarterfinals

AP - Sports
Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain returns the ball to Alize Cornet of France during the quarter final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
.

View gallery

Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain returns the ball to Alize Cornet of France during the quarter final of …

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) -- Top-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain defeated Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-3, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Brazil Cup on Wednesday.

Both players broke serve twice in the final set, but the Navarro dominated in the tiebreak to close out in 1 hour, 45 minutes. The match was briefly interrupted in the second set because of rain.

Navarro will face fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania, who beat qualifier Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-3, 6-1.

Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, trying to reach her third final this year, cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over French qualifier Alize Lim.

Zakopalova, runner up at last week's Rio Open, will face Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, who defeated Brazilian Teliana Pereira 7-5, 6-2.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (1)