Top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens out of Aegon Classic

Updated: June 13, 2013, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens lost at the Aegon Classic on Thursday, leaving four seeded players in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon tuneup. Flipkens was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2 by 16th-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova on another rainy day in Birmingham.

Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 and is the highest-seeded player left in the grass-court tournament.

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki, a Wimbledon finalist in 2011, beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone downed Marina Erakovic 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Daniela Hantuchova, Madison Keys, Donna Vekic and Alison Riske also made the last eight.


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