BAKU, Azerbaijan - Israel's Shahar Peer defeated third-seeded South African Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Baku Cup.
Peer will face Slovenia's Tadeja Majeric in the last eight on Friday. Majeric prevailed 7-6 (5), 6-3 over Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic, securing victory with three second-set breaks.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina beat Nastassja Burnett of Italy 6-0, 7-6 (3) to line up a quarterfinal against second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia.
In other games Thursday, Magda Linette of Poland rallied to beat Czech player Kristyna Pliskova 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan defeated Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.