Join Date: Jun 2002
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Manhattan Beach, CA (Sports Network) - Defending champion Lindsay Davenport and 12th-seeded Chanda Rubin were easy third-round winners Thursday at the JPMorgan Chase Open tennis event.
The third-seeded Davenport blew past 13th-seeded Russian Tatiana Panova, 6-2, 6-4, while Davenport's fellow American Rubin routed eighth-seeded Czech Daja Bedanova, 6-2, 6-1, on the hardcourts at the Manhattan Country Club.
The former world No. 1 Davenport, who defeated Monica Seles in last year's all-American final, also captured this event in 1996 and 1998 and was the runner-up in 1997 and 2000.
Davenport's quarterfinal opponent will be rising Greek Eleni Daniilidou, an easy 6-0, 7-5 victor against 10th-seeded Anne Kremer of Luxembourg on Day 5.