Parmentier reaches quarterfinals at Japan Open
OSAKA, Japan -- Unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France reached the quarterfinals of the Japan Open by beating second-seeded Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.
Eighth-seeded Laura Robson of Britain also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating Chinese qualifier Yi-Miao Zhou 6-4, 6-4. Robson will next play Kai-Chen Chang of Taiwan.
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