Radwanska advances in Poland

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska is through to the quarter-finals on home soil at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open.

The world number three, who is playing her first WTA tournament in Poland in seven years, defeated Francesca Schiavone 6-4 6-3.

Radwanska did not have things all her own way against the former French Open champion and trailed 4-2 in the first set before winning seven of the next eight games.

The Pole told "Francesca already showed that she's in great form here in Katowice when she dropped just two games in her first-round match.

"I expected a tough battle from start to finish, and I got exactly what I expected. She moved so well today that I had to show my best tennis to beat her. I'm really happy I managed to close out the match in straight sets."

In the last eight Radwanska will play sixth seed Yvonne Meusburger, who defeated Mirjana Lucic-Baronie 6-2 6-3.

Fourth seed Alize Cornet was given a tough time by qualifier Kristina Kucova before coming through 6-3 4-6 6-3 while seventh seed Magdalena Rybarikova thumped Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-2 6-0.