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WTA Week Now: Madrid

Posted by gauloises1 on May 9, 2010

Draw here.

Top Seeds: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Dinara Safina, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Samantha Stosur

Notable absences: Kim Clijsters (foot), Yanina Wickmayer (elbow surgery)

First-round matches to watch: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova-Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova-Lucie Safarova, Justine Henin-Aravane Rezai, Sorana Cirstea-Flavia Pennetta, Samantha Stosur-Gisela Dulko, Agnieszka Radwanska-Maria Kirilenko

Yep, this shit is going to be bananas. In fact, it already slightly is. Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to Shahar Peer in three sets (including a bagel), Elena Dementieva dropped just one  game against Aleksandra Wozniak, and Andrea Petkovic beat Sara Errani (who I have been talking up recently, so that’s probably why) 75 in the third. Oh, and Vera Zvonareva won a match in straights. Against Melanie Oudin.

Buckle up.

Singles – First Round
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (5) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 26 60
(6) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 60 61
(12) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 36 64 64
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Melanie Oudin (USA) 63 64
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 26 61 64
Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 67(3) 61 75
(WC) Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 64 36 63

Doubles – First Round
Dekmeijere/Kleybanova (LAT/RUS) d. Grandin/Spears (RSA/USA) 64 64

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(2) Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. (12) Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 75
(9) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (3) Tathiana Garbin (ITA) 36 75 61
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (13) Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 75 61
(7) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 64 76(3)
(8) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 63 62
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. (14) Ayumi Morita (JPN) 63 62
(WC) Beatriz García Vidagany (ESP) d. (15) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 57 76(3) 63
(16) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Mariana Duque Marino (COL) 46 62 64

OOP

Manolo Santana (from 11.00hrs)
1. Maria Kirilenko vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
2. Maria Sharapova vs. Lucie Safarova
3. Justine Henin vs. Aravane Rezai
4. ATP: Ferrer vs. Chardy (NB 17.00hrs)
5. Stefanie Voegele vs. Venus Williams

Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Alcaide vs. Muñoz-de la Nava
2. Francesca Schiavone vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Safina/Szavay vs. Amanmuradova/Hsieh
4. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Daniela Hantuchova
5. Ruano Pascual/Shaughnessy vs. García Vidagany/Soler Espinosa

Stadium 3 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Chela vs. Cipolla
2. ATP: Korolev vs. Karlovic
3. ATP: Mónaco vs. Greul
4. Chan/Zheng vs. Black/Vesnina
5. Errani/Vinci vs. Chuang/King

Court 4 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Dolgopolov Jr. vs. Fish
2. ATP: Rochus vs. Hernández (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Iveta Benesova
4. Govortsova/Kudryavtseva vs. Rodionova/Schnyder (after suitable rest)

Court 5 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Anderson vs. Navarro
2. Olga Govortsova vs. Tathiana Garbin (NB 11.00hrs)
3. Vera Dushevina vs. Kirsten Flipkens
4. Alexandra Dulgheru vs. Melinda Czink

Court 6 (from 10.00hrs)
1. ATP: Giraldo vs. Volandri
2. ATP: Russell vs. Gimeno-Traver

5 Responses to “WTA Week Now: Madrid”

  1. naughty T....urbane gentleman said

    not to mention jj and Fistfuck getting byes into the 2nd round where they get to go at it. Hilarious this draw.

    • Jenni said

      Waaaait, how did FF manage to get a bye?

      • AmyLu said

        It’s because she made the semis in Rome — I’m not really sure how the policy is written, but I just know it’s something that’s part of the roadmap.

        • Jenni said

          Thanks. That’s just stupid, imo, but I’ve hated the roadmap ever since Vera blew out her ankle in Charleston.

  2. linz said

    Aaah, Dina with a trophy…how I miss those days!

    My biggest question going into Madrid is how they are going to follow-up the confetti popping moment from last year, because that was a pretty epic moment.

    CanWoz seems to be in a bit of a slump, isn’t she? I’m not going to pretend like I’ve been paying that much attention, but I recall a lot of early, lopsided defeats- and not really much winning at all.

    Also, I’m really disappointed by Sveta’s play- not trying to jurge her or anything, but really, what is going on?

    Sheesh, I have no clue what is going to happen in Madrid in ATP or WTA- it’s all one big question mark right now. Alona Bondarenko and Phillip Kohlschrieber: Madrid Champions- anyone?

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