Sharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open

5/6/2015 5:46:19 AM

MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.

The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent"s serve five times but was broken three times.

Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 6-4 and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.