LINZ, Austria -- Former champions Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia were among Thursday's second-round winners at the $220,000 Generali Ladies Linz tennis event.
The second-seeded 2007 Linz titlist Hantuchova handled Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-3, while the seventh-seeded 2008 champion Ivanovic drilled Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 6-2 on the indoor hardcourts at Intersport Arena.
Hantuchova will now face veteran Swiss lefthander Patty Schnyder in a rematch of the 2007 final here on Friday, while the former world No. 1 and former French Open champion Ivanovic's quarterfinal opponent will be German Julia Goerges. Hantuchova topped Schnyder in that '07 finale.
Czech Petra Kvitova will not reach a second straight Linz finale, as this week's fifth seed succumbed to Goerges in 6-2, 6-1 fashion on Day 4. Kvitova lost to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in last year's finale here.
The two-time Linz runner-up Schnyder moved closer to reaching a third final here in six years with a 6-2, 6-0 pasting of eighth-seeded Czech Klara Zakopalova. Schnyder lost to Hantuchova here three years ago and also reached the Linz championship match in 2005.
The Austrian faithful were disappointed when wild card and crowd favorite Sybille Bammer lost to Greek qualifier Eleni Daniilidou 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
Friday's other quarters will pit sixth-seeded German Andrea Petkovic against Daniilidou and ninth-seeded Sara Errani versus fellow Italian Roberta Vinci.
The 2010 Linz champion will earn $37,000.