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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kafelnikov, Agassi Breeze Into Quarterfinals




WASHINGTON -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Andre Agassi advanced into the quarterfinals of the Legg Mason Classic on Thursday, but third seed Tim Henman from Britain and fifth seed Spaniard Alex Corretja were toppled.


Top-seeded Kafelnikov overcame American Justin Gimelstob 7-5, 6-4, and Agassi breezed past Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-1, 6-3. Fourth seed Todd Martin received a walkover after Ramon Delgado sprained his left ankle in practice and left the ground on crutches.


Czech Jan Kroslak claimed his third victory in three meetings with Henman, taking advantage when the Briton's serve began to unravel early in the second set.


Corretja was upset by recent Pan-Am Games gold medalist Paul Goldstein.


In other matches, Fabrice Santoro of France swept aside Marat Safin 6-0, 6-4 in under an hour, and sixth-seeded German Nicolas Kiefer overcame John van Lottum of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-2.


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In Indianapolis, world No. 1 Pete Sampras received treatment for a sore arm during his third-round match against Belarussian Max Mirnyi on Thursday, but won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to move into the RCA Championships quarterfinals.


"It's dead, there's no question, my arm's a little tired," said Sampras, who will play fellow American Vince Spadea in the quarters. "The trainer just put a little hot cream on it and that's pretty much it."


A sore shoulder sidelined second-seeded Patrick Rafter of Australia, who won a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 third-round victory over Canadian Daniel Nestor and then withdrew from the event, promising to return to Indianapolis next year.


Joining Sampras in the quarterfinals are third-seeded Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil and fourth-seeded Carlos Moya.


Kuerten, who won a 6-4, 7-5 third round encounter over Swede Magnus Norman, will meet Sebastien Grosjean in the quarterfinals.


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In Toronto, Monica Seles, seeking her fifth straight du Maurier Open title, beat Russia's Yelena Likhovtseva 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.


But it wasn't pretty, with the second-seeded Seles committing 24 unforced errors Thursday against the 15th-seeded Likhovtseva.


Top-ranked Martina Hingis of Switzerland also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating American Chanda Rubin 6-3, 6-1.


Hingis will face two-time du Maurier winner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario of Spain, who beat 12th-seeded countrywoman Conchita Martinez 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.