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Andy Murray edges John Isner to reach Cincy quarterfinals

MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Andy Murray fought off two late match points and edged John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday.   Stan Wawrinka
India TV News Desk August 15, 2014 7:41 IST
India TV News Desk
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Andy Murray fought off two late match points and edged John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday.
   
Stan Wawrinka shook off losing the first set to roll through the next two and advance with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic of Croatia. Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion, will meet unseeded Julien Benneteau of France in the quarterfinals.
   

Benneteau eliminated Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-5, 6-1. Fabio Fognini of Italy also needed three sets to get past Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
   
In women's play, top-seeded Serena Williams continued her pursuit of her first title in this tournament with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Flavia Pennetta of Italy. Simona Halep of Romania also reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.