Nikolay Davydenko came down hard on German Philipp Kohlschreiber at the China Open, bringing home a crushing 6-1, 6-0 win in less than a hour as the Russian followed up on a weekend title in Malaysia.

Fourth seed Davydenko, was untouchable in victory, breaking the 22nd-ranked Kohlschreiber six times to reach the quarterfinals.

The Russian next faces eighth seed Marin Cilic, who beat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 and didn’t drop a point on serve in the concluding set.

Davydenko, 28, is playing in the Chinese capital for the third time in four years, standing 5-2. He reached the quarterfinals in his 2006 debut but had to retire against Thai Paradorn Srichaphan.

He will be out for revenge against Cilic after losing to the Croatian a year later in the Beijing second round.

On the women’s WTA side of the draw, Russian number 39 qualifier Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4 two days after knocking out Venus Williams for the second time in as many weeks in Asia.

Sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, champion three years ago, overcame a second-set letdown to defeat Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

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