Two-time defending Pattaya champion and top seed Vera Zvonareva won her 12th straight match at the event, defeating Nungnadda Wannasuk 6-1 7-5, to move into the quarterfinals. In the top half of the draw, I see no impediments preventing Vera from reaching another final. Maybe Daniela Hantuchova, if she advances, can catch Vera on an off-day and upset her, but I think it’ll be tough to prevent Vera from winning a third straight title.
Singles – Second Round
(1) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. (Q) Nungnadda Wannasuk (THA) 61 75
(4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 76(3) 63
(8) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 26 75 62
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 62 64