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Tuesday WTA Results: Sorana! (Not In a Good Way.)

Posted by gauloises1 on September 22, 2009

So I’m starting to think Anna-Lena Groenefeld has it in for me. She beat my favourite player in Seoul, Sorana Cirstea, who also happened to be the fourth seed.

sorana

Other than that notable exception, all the seeds progressed, with Medina Garrigues, Schiavone, Kleybanova, Pavlyuchenkova, Dushevina and Bammer recording victories at the expense of Urszula Radwanska, Katarina Srebotnik and Ekaterina Makarova among others. Magdalena Rybarikova knocked out last week’s Guangzhou finalist Alberta Brianti, and unseeded defending champion Maria Kirilenko had a tough time of it against Sophie Ferguson but came through in three sets.

makiri

In Tashkent, seeds Shvedova, Mayr and Niculescu all recorded straight set victories, with third seed Raluca Olaru falling to Ekaterina Bychkova. Oh, and two locals – Akgul Amandurova and wildcard Nigina Abduraimova – both won. So that was nice.

Seoul
Singles – First Round
(2) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 63 64
(3) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. (Q) Yurika Sema (JPN) 61 64
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. (4) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 76(3) 36 63
(5) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 62 63
(6) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Angela Haynes (USA) 76(5) 62
(7) Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 63 61
(8) Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 26 64 64
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 62 62
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (Q) Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 46 61 62
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 62 75
Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. (Q) Junri Namigata (JPN) 63 63
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (WC) Kim So-Jung (KOR) 61 63
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) d. (WC) Yoo Mi (KOR) 60 63
(Q) Chang Kai-Chen (TPE) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 64 63

Doubles – First Round
(1) Groenefeld/Srebotnik (GER/SLO) d. Lu/S.Sun (CHN/CHN) 64 75
(2) Chuang/Yan (TPE/CHN) d. Chang/Chen (TPE/TPE) 61 62
Gullickson/Kriz (USA/AUS) d. C.Chan/Xu (TPE/CHN) 61 76(3)

Tashkent

Singles – First Round
(1) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) 61 61
Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) d. (3) Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) 75 75
(6) Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Corinna Dentoni (ITA) 63 60
(7) Patricia Mayr (AUT) d. Ekaterina Dzehalevich (BLR) 75 64
Vesna Manasieva (RUS) d. (WC) Aleksandra Kolesnichenko (UZB) 61 61
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) d. (Q) Ksenia Lykina (RUS) 61 46 63
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) d. Kristina Kucova (SVK) 76(5) 76(1)
Kathrin Woerle (GER) d. (WC) Sabina Sharipova (UZB) 76(0) 75
Darya Kustova (BLR) d. (LL) Yuliana Fedak (UKR) 62 64
Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) d. Lenka Wienerova (SVK) 76(5) 75
(Q) Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) 62 61
(WC) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) d. (Q) Lesya Tsurenko (UKR) 63 62

Doubles – First Round
(1) Senoglu/Shvedova (TUR/KAZ) d. Kucova/Woerle (SVK/GER) 63 75
Diatchenko/Dzehalevich (RUS/BLR) d. Mayr/Voegele (AUT/GER) 64 76(4)

3 Responses to “Tuesday WTA Results: Sorana! (Not In a Good Way.)”

  1. naughtyT... said

    I really like Sorana … a lot.. but she must stop losing to her doubles partner, Polands #1 and also I have to confess I always change her name to Sore Anus. but I am a juvenile poof. so …..

  2. gauloises1 said

    So .. between us we’ve named her Sore Anus Cystitis?!

    We SUCK. And rock.

  3. naughtyT... said

    if ever a girl was in need of a tub of yoghurt, it’s her

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