Zheng ends Dementieva's defence

Elena Dementieva’s defence of her Rogers Cup title was ended in the third round by China’s Zheng Jie.

Elena Dementieva’s defence of her Rogers Cup title was ended in the third round by China’s Zheng Jie.

Zheng claimed the first ever meeting between the duo 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes and will now meet 11th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals.

Kuznetsova, who claimed her first title of the year in San Diego earlier this month, produced a minor upset when she beat seventh seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 1-6 6-3.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki, the highest-ranked player left in the draw after Jelena Jankovic’s early exit, lost the opening set against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta before progressing 4-6 6-3 6-1.

The Dane will meet French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the quarters after she defeated former world number one Dinara Safina 6-4 6-3.

There were easy wins for fifth seed Kim Clijsters, Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva and Marion Bartoli.

Clijsters easily beat Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-1 and will meet Zvonareva in the last eight after she ended Agnes Szavay’s 12-match winning run 6-3 6-3.

Bartoli was hardly troubled by Iveta Benesova, who had knocked out Jankovic, to win 6-0 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka awaits the Frenchwoman in the next round after she dismissed Li Na 6-3 6-3.

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