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Thursday Results: Birmingham

Posted by gauloises1 on June 11, 2009

Is it me, or was every match ever played at Edgbaston today?

Top seed Zheng Jie Jie Zheng beat Britain’s last great up and coming no-hoper, Melanie South, and then lost to Magdalena Rybarikova. Still looks cute in the lavendar though.


Third and fifth seeds, Aleksandra Wozniak and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, also fell to Melinda Czink and Sania Mirza respectively. Mirza’s going on a little mini-tear here, isn’t she? Great stuff.

Meanwhile, the tournament’s basically-the-top-seed-although-not-officially, Maria Sharapova, beat Alexa Glatch and Francesca Schiavone back to back. Now that’s a good day’s work.


Singles – Third Round
(13) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (1) Zheng Jie (CHN) 76(10) 64
(16) Melinda Czink (HUN) d. (3) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 67(7) 75 75
(4) Li Na (CHN) d. (15) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 75 64
Sania Mirza (IND) d. (5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 76(3) 36 62
Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (7) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 61 63
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (14) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 64
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 76(3) 63
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) d. (WC) Naomi Cavaday (GBR) 64 62

Singles – Second Round
(1) Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Melanie South (GBR) 63 61
(4) Li Na (CHN) d. Jarmila Groth (SVK) 64 26 61
(5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (WC) Elena Baltacha (GBR)
67(1) 63 76(3)
(7) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Mariya Koryttseva (UKR) 61 61
Julia Goerges (GER) d. (8) Sara Errani (ITA) 64 57 75
(13) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)
67(8) 61 63
(14) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (Q) Lilia Osterloh (USA) 64 62
(15) Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 76(12) 36 62
(16) Melinda Czink (HUN) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 63
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (LL) Michaella Krajicek (NED) 62 64
Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Alexa Glatch (USA) 63 64
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 63 75

Doubles – First Round
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Errani/Kirilenko (ITA/RUS) 64 61
Schiavone/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. (2) Mattek-Sands/Raymond (USA/USA) 63 63
(3) Chuang/Mirza (TPE/IND) d. King/Senoglu (USA/TUR) 61 75
(4) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Amanmuradova/Rodionova (UZB/RUS)
62 63
Chan/Yan (TPE/CHN) d. (WC) Borwell/Keothavong (GBR/GBR) 62 64
Czink/Grandin (HUN/RSA) d. Ditty/Gullickson (USA/USA) 62 63
Shvedova/Tanasugarn (KAZ/THA) d. Koryttseva/Poutchek (UKR/BLR) 62 06 119

Suspended due to darkness
Goerges/Parra Santonja (GER/ESP) lead Morita/Sugiyama (JPN/JPN) 76(4) 33

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  1. Sapphisto said

    Can I just say… who is responsible for Shriekie’s outfits this time around, and WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!

    Seriously, Mattek at her most outlandish looked good compared to this. And what on earth has got into Ms. Thing, agreeing to wear the stuff?

    Good lord.

  2. Sapphisto said

    Mmmm. No, don’t really like the colors either. Especially not for summer. She’s barely into her twenties, not her forties!

    Maybe it just *looks* worse cos it’s Maria and not Beth. And we’re used to seeing the Masha all stylish and sophisticated – at least in the photoshoots – so this sticks out a bit. OK, a lot.

    Sheesh. I don’t even like Maria, and I’m outraged on her behalf. LMAO.

    OK, on second / third appraisal, the peacock’s tail bit is an ok color – of course that would have to be the flimsy gauzy bit (aren’t they putting Ana in gauze, too? I swear these designers travel in packs, not an original thought among them) that is truly ridic. Still, maybe if they just dispensed with all the drab dark stuff and leave her with her tail, that would do the trick. Gauze all the way.

    Yes. I can see the headlines now: attendance at tennis tournaments at an all-time high… fans fight to gain admission… players admit that new tennis gear is much cooler for summer wear, although some complain that it chafes… spectators overheard making comments about “those new see-through outfits” while running toward Centre Court… opponents finally concede that Mauresmo really DOES have the finest ass on tour.

    OH! Uhhh, whaaa? You’re still reading?

    Damn, I was dreaming.

  3. Jacko (Private Detective) The Hurled Is Life!! said

    oh oh oh ……so sad for Zheng….but i love her lavender too!!!!LOL…..her wimbly outfit has some lavender too……and you HAVE to see her shoes!!!LOL
    this is why i love them though!!!LOL

  4. ptenisnet said

    Sharpie looks like a stork in some kind of a tailcoat.

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