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Petrova advances to quarterfinals

Updated: April 8, 2009, 10:52 PM ET
Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Top-seeded Nadia Petrova beat 14-year-old American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of The MPS Group Championships on Wednesday night.

Petrova, ranked No. 10 in the world, won nine of the last 11 games to beat Keys, who was playing in her first WTA Tour event in the season-opening clay-court tournament.

"At the beginning of the match I didn't know what to expect," the Russian said. "She caught me by surprise."

The Russian is playing in only ...

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