Linz (Austria): Patty Schnyder needed just 39 minutes to beat top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze 6-1, 6-0 on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Generali Ladies.

Earlier, second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova beat Alona Bondarenko 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 despite making 44 unforced errors.

At Basel, Roger Federer beat Juan Martin Del Potro 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at his home tournament, the Swiss Indoors.

“I came out of the blocks really fast today, and he missed some shots at the start,” Federer said.


At St. Petersburg, top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, already interviewed over a suspicious match earlier in the year, was fined $2,000 by the ATP for not trying hard enough in his three-set loss to Marian Cilic .

The results: At Linz: WTA Generali Ladies Open: Quarterfinals: Daniela Hantuchova bt Alona Bondarenko 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; Patty Schnyder bt Anna Chakvetadse 6-1, 6-0. Marion Bartoli bt Julia Vakulenko 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Second round: Marion Bartoli bt Tamira Paszek 6-2, 6-1; Patty Schnyder bt Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-4; Nicole Vaidisova bt Yvonne Meusburger 6-3, 6-1; Daniela Hantuchova bt Gisela Dulko 6-3, 6-1; Julia Vakulenko bt Ai Sugiyama 6-0, 6-2.

At Lyon: ATP Lyon Grand Prix: Quarterfinals: Marc Gicquel bt Diego Hartfield 7-5, 6-3; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-2. Second round: Sebastien Grosjean bt Fabrice Santoro 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4; Julien Benneteau bt Gilles Simon 7-5, 6-4.

At Basel: ATP Swiss Open: Quarterfinals: Jarkko Nieminen bt Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 7-5; Marcos Baghdatis bt Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-2, 7-6(5). Roger Federer bt Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2. Second round: Roger Federer bt Juan del Potro 6-1, 6-4; Paul-Henri Mathieu bt Andrey Golubev 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-1; Marcos Baghdatis bt Agustin Calleri 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-3.

At St. Petersburg: ATP St. Petersburg Open: Quarterfinals: Fernando Verdasco bt Potito Starace 6 -3, 6-4; Mikhail Youzhny bt Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, retd. Second round: Andy Murray bt Lukas Dlouhy 6-2, 6-4; Marin Cilic bt Nikolay Davydenko 1-6, 7-5, 6-1; Mikhail Youzhny bt Mario Ancic 6-4, 6-2. — Agencies

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