Wawrinka stunned in Rome

German veteran Tommy Haas issued a reminder of his claycourt skills with a third-round victory over Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka at the Rome Masters yesterday.

Haas recovered after trailing by a set and a break of serve to beat the Swiss 5-7 6-2 6-3 and reach the last eight at the Italian event for the first time since 2002, when he lost to Andre Agassi in the final.

In the women's Italian Open also being played at the Foro Italico, second seed Li Na snapped her career-long jinx against Australia's Samantha Stosur, winning 6-3 6-1.

She had lost their previous six meetings. - Reuters.