Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:26:16 GMT | By IANS

Sharapova ousts Lisicki for Clijsters quarterfinal

London: Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic tennis quarterfinals Wednesday with a hard-fought three-set win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.


Sharapova ousts Lisicki for Clijsters quarterfinal

The Russian third seed battled to a 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-3 win. Sharapova's quarterfinal opponent will be the unseeded Kim Clijsters, who defeated 11th seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets in the third round earlier Wednesday.

Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic tennis quarterfinals Wednesday with a hard-fought three-set win over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.

The Russian third seed battled to a 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-3 win. Sharapova's quarterfinal opponent will be the unseeded Kim Clijsters, who defeated 11th seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets in the third round earlier on Wednesday.