Babos eliminates Cirstea in Monterrey

Timea Babos fought back to beat third-seeded Sorana Cirstea at

the Monterrey Open on Thursday, giving Hungary two berths in the

quarterfinals of the WTA event.

Babos won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal against

Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over

Czech Eva Birnerova.

Babos joined compatriot Greta Arn in the final eight. The

sixth-seeded Arn beat Croatia’s Maria Abramovic 6-4, 6-2 and will

play Nina Bratchikova in the quarters.

Thursday’s other match saw Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella defeat

Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4. Minella will

meet second-seeded Sara Errani in the last eight.