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Gasquet continues easy run in Romania

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  • Top seed Richard Gasquet into quarterfinals of BCR Open Romania
  • Gasquet defeats home hope Victor Crivoi in straight sets in Bucharest
  • Flavia Pennetta of Italy reaches last eight of WTA tournament in Bali
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(CNN) -- Top-seed Richard Gasquet of France continued his serene progress at the ATP tournament in Bucharest with a straight sets win over home hope Victor Crivoi 6-3 6-2 on Thursday.

Gasquet powers a forehand as he marches on in Bucharest.

It took Gasquet, world-ranked 12th, just over an hour to dispose of Crivoi to reach the quarterfinals.

Eighth seed Jose Acasuso, the 2004 champion, also reached the quarterfinals after defeating fellow Argentinian player Martin Vassallo Arguello 6-4 7-5. Acasuso played more consistently and his experience showed.

Ivan Navarro of Spain defeated Denis Gremelmayr of Germany, 6-3 1-0 after the German player retired, and Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvili defeated Adrian Cruciat of Romania 6-1 6-2 in less than an hour.

In WTA action on Thursday, third seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy reached the quarterfinals of the Bali Open, beating Anastasia Rodionova of Russia 6-3 7-5.

Pennetta will next face Austrian Tamira Paszek, who upset seventh-seeded Italian Sara Errani 6-0 7-6 in the second round.

Fourth-seed Nadia Petrova of Russia also advanced, defeating Italy's Tathiana Garbin 6-1 6-1, but ninth seed Peng Shuai of China lost to Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan 6-1 7-5.

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