Azarenka through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the Wimbledon quarter-finals downing Russia`s Nadia Petrova in straight sets.

Dementieva beats struggling Petrova to reach last four

Elena Dementieva recovered from a sticky start to beat fellow Russian Nadia Petrova and reach the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday.

Oudin ready to cut down another Russian

American teenager Melanie Oudin will be looking to mow down a fourth Russian at this year`s US Open when she takes on 13th seed Nadia Petrova for a place in the quarter-finals.

Sharapova topples 10th seed Petrova to open Toronto Cup

Russian Maria Sharapova signalled she might be close to a return to top form by dismissing 10th seeded Nadia Petrova 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Toronto Cup.