Marbella: Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka dispatched Laura Pous-Tio 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Andalucia Tennis Experience on Thursday.
The eighth-ranked player from Belarus trailed 3-2 in the first set before winning 12 of the next 14 games. Azarenka, coming off her victory at the Sony Ericsson Open, will next play former top-ranked player Dinara Safina.
"I feel like I'm adapting better to the tournament and the new surface and until now I'm satisfied with my play," Azarenka said. "Tomorrow's game will be interesting. Despite my ranking I don't feel like the favorite to beat her or to win the event."