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Mirjana Lucic reaches quarterfinals

Updated: June 9, 2011, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Mirjana Lucic reached her second quarterfinal in more than a decade, defeating Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Thursday at the Aegon Classic.

She lit up the WTA Tour as a teen in the late 1990s until she was overwhelmed by family and financial problems. Last month at Strasbourg, Lucic reached her first quarterfinal since 1999.

Next she'll play Ana Ivanovic, the former No. 1. The 19th-ranked Ivanovic defeated Rebecca Marino of Canada 6-3, 6-2 without facing ...

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