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Azarenka, Del Potro reach Cincy quarterfinals
Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov upset third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 Thursday at the Western & Southern Open.
The 44th-ranked Tursunov never lost his serve while reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in six appearances at the event.
Seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro also earned a berth in the quarterfinals, holding off 27th-ranked Spaniard Feliciano Lopez for a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 win.
Victoria Azarenka advanced by defeating No. 33 Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4.
The two-time Australian Open champion and her Slovakian opponent had 13 service breaks, including the last seven games.
Azarenka withdrew from last week's Rogers Cup in Toronto with a lower back injury. The previous week, she lost to Samantha Stosur in the finals of the Southern California Open.
Azarenka reached the quarterfinals for the first time in three appearances at the event.
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 15: Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates his win over Feliciano Lopez of Spain during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)