INDIANAPOLIS - Top-seeded Andy Roddick took another step toward his fourth final in five years at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Evgeny Korolev of Russia on Wednesday in the second round.
The two-time champion needed just 67 minutes to defeat Korolev. He was broken only once in nine service games and took control after being broken in the second game of the second set. Roddick won for the 18th time in 20 matches at Indianapolis.
"My service wasn't great, but I feel I'm playing really well from the baseline," Roddick said. "I was moving well and felt I was in pretty good shape."
Earlier, No. 6 seed Hyung-Taik Lee of Korea eliminated American Paul Goldstein, 6-3, 6-3 in another second-round match.
Frank Dancevic of Canada defeated Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to reach his first ATP quarterfinal since turning pro in 2003.
His next match will be against Igor Kunitsyn of Russia, who advanced when No. 4 Mardy Fish had to retire after injuring his left knee late in losing the opening set 6-4. After an injury timeout, Fish tried to play the second set and retired after losing the first point.
n Hantuchova advance at Bank of the West Classic: Third-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, seventh-seeded Katarina Srebotnik, and eighth-seeded Sybille Bammer reached the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., on Wednesday.
The 12th-ranked Hantuchova beat Shuai Peng, 6-4, 6-2; Srebotnik downed Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 7-6 (5); and Bammer topped Meilen Tu, 6-4, 6-2.
n Top-seeded Djokovic out of Croatia Open: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic lost to qualifier Viktor Troicki 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in an all-Serbian second-round match at the Croatia Open in Umag, Croatia, on Wednesday.
Until this week, Troicki hadn't won an ATP match this year. The 176th-ranked player pulled off the biggest win of his career in his first meeting with No. 3 Djokovic, a three-time tour winner this season and a semifinalist at Wimbledon and the French Open.
In the quarterfinals, Troicki will face Carlos Berlocq, who defeated Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-7 (13), 6-4, 6-2.
Former champion Guillermo Canas of Argentina won a seventh straight match in Umag when he defeated Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals.
n Youzhny, Ferrero eliminated in Austrian Open: Second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny and third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero lost their second-round matches at the Austrian Open in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Wednesday.
Youzhny was defeated by Austria's Alexander Peya 7-5, 6-0, while Ferrero lost to Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2.
Top-seeded Tommy Robredo and defending champion Agustin Calleri advanced to the third round.
The 17th-ranked Ferrero lost a tight match against Seppi, who reached his first career final last week in Gstaad.
Ferrero also lost his only previous meeting against the Italian in 2005.
n Blackhills teams win: Two girls soccer teams from Blackhills Football Club won titles at the Kick in the Grass tournament in Tumwater over the weekend.
The Blackhills U-12 team won the championship in the Blue bracket by beating Battle Ground, 1-0, in the finals. The Blackhills U-11 team competed in the U-12 White bracket and beat Tumwater Soccer Club, 1-0, in the title game.
Pan Am Games
n U.S. women get two no-hitters in softball: Another day, a couple more no-hitters.
When the U.S. women finally got onto the field at the Pan American Games after two days of delays caused by bad weather and poor field conditions, they made the most of it. In wins over Brazil and Colombia on Wednesday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the world champions didn't allow a hit.
Plus, Andrea Duran had a grand slam as the Americans stretched their Pan Ams winning streak to 53 games by beating Brazil 7-0 and Colombia 4-0.
n NHL's Staal brothers arrested after bachelor party: Carolina Hurricanes star Eric Staal and his brother, Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins, were arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process at Eric Staal's bachelor party at a Minnesota resort.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office said the brothers were among 14 arrested last weekend after authorities received several complaints about "screaming, yelling and playing loud music" at the resort in northeastern Minnesota, about two hours from the Staals' hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The sheriff said the group was warned multiple times before finally being ordered to leave the Lutsen Resort and Sea Villas in Lutsen, at which point the men gathered on a nearby highway and "began harassing motorists." That's when authorities arrested the group, around 4 a.m. Saturday.
"I didn't expect it would be any more serious than it is - they're noise violations," said Rick Curran, the agent for both players.