In a match that went back and forth, Flavia Pennetta defeated third seed Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. The 26 seed jumped out fast but Sharapova fought back in the second and looked to have all the momentum. However, Pennetta was quick out of the gate in the third only to see her lead disappear and the third seed fought back to even the set up. But this day belonged to Pennetta as she made the key shots down the stretch and was aided by poor serving towards the end by Sharapova. Pennetta moves on to face 13th seed, Shuai Peng.