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Monday’s Results: Dubai, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Marseilles, Memphis

Posted by gauloises1 on February 15, 2011

No time wasted in getting going in Dubai, where probably the biggest upset was qualifier Chanelle Scheepers (apparently pronounced ‘Skeppers’, at least according to the Eurosport commentators) upsetting Maria Kirilenko in straight sets. Scheepers was on really sharp form and Kirilenko … was wearing shorts, which looked nice.

Jeepers creepers.

Alisa Kleybanova came back from the brink of defeat against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, in what was an all-too-familiar Pavs tale; unable to close out the match from a commanding position, she utterly collapsed in the third set. I still think Pavlyuchenkova has all the game in the world, but she has to improve her movement so that she can defend her way through a rocky patch, otherwise this is just going to happen again and again and again. Here endeth.

Speaking of improved movement, a back-from-injury Marion Bartoli beat Kimiko Date-Krumm. And we all know how an in-form Marion can lend a frisson to things. Go Marion.

Memphis saw a seed massacre in a not-particularly-strong draw, as lucky loser Alexandra Stevenson accounted for second seed and defending finalist Sofia Arvidsson, fifth seed Olga Govortsova went down to a qualifier (in what could be a stroke of luck for Heather Watson, now facing Foretz Garcon in the second round), and top seed Barbora Zahlalova Strycova lost to big-serving Michaella Kraijcek.

On the plus side? Wins for Melanie Oudin, Rebecca Marino and last year’s semi-finalist Anne Keothavong. Up the British.

In Bogota, I talked up Simona Halep and she promptly lost to Mathilde Johansson. And Annabel Medina Garrigues lost too, to Colombian wildcard Catalina Castano. What has happened to AMG of late?

Not much to report on the men’s side. Grigor Dmitrov lost rather disappointingly to Dmitry Tursunov in Marseilles, and that’s about it.

Full results under the cut.

Dubai

Singles – First Round
(10) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 76(8) 64
(15) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 46 64 60
(16) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (Q) Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 64 62
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) d. Elena Baltacha (GBR) 76(3) 64
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 61 57 63
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 63 36 61
(Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 62 62
(Q) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 63 64

Doubles – First Round
(7) Raymond/Stosur (USA/AUS) d. Grandin/Uhlirova (RSA/CZE) 64 63
Niculescu/Peer (ROU/ISR) d. Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) 61 64
Diatchenko/Poutchek (RUS/BLR) d. Amanmuradova/Kustova (UZB/BLR) 75 76(1)
Groth/Zakopalova (AUS/CZE) d. (WC) Barrois/Malek (GER/GER) 64 67(3) 105

Bogota

Singles – First Round
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) d. (3) Simona Halep (ROU) 76(5) 75
(WC) Catalina Castaño (COL) d. (8) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 76(5) 26 76(5)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) d. Mariya Koryttseva (UKR) 62 76(4)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. Alexandra Panova (RUS) 76(1) 63

Doubles – First Round
Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy (USA/USA) d. (3) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 76(5) 06 1311
Birnerova/Klepac (CZE/SLO) d. (WC) Ferrer Suárez/Naydenova (ESP/BUL) 63 64
(WC) Botto/Duque Marino (PER/COL) d. Ar.Rodionova/Woerle (RUS/GER) 63 63

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(1) Corinna Dentoni d. Elena Bogdan (ROU) 46 75 62
(8) Beatriz García Vidagany (ESP) d. Madalina Gojnea (ROU) 64 62
Sharon Fichman (CAN) d. Maria Irigoyen (ARG) 76(6) 26 76(4)
Bianca Botto (PER) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 76(4) 26 63

Buenos Aires results here.

Marseilles results here.

Memphis – Women

Singles – First Round
Michaella Krajicek (NED) d. (1) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 61 63
(LL) Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d. (2) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 61
(3) Melanie Oudin (USA) d. Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) 64 60
(Q) Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. (5) Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 46 64
(6) Rebecca Marino (CAN) d. Jamie Hampton (USA) 64 61
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) d. (WC) Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 16 60 76(5)
Anne Keothavong (GBR) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 62 62
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. (WC) Catherine Harrison 62 62
Ksenia Pervak (RUS) d. Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 63 64
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Julie Ditty (USA) 61 63

Doubles – First Round
(2) Govortsova/Kudryavtseva (BLR/RUS) d. Rolle/Washington (USA/USA) 63 36 105
(3) King/Krajicek (USA/NED) d. Dekmeijere/Foretz Gacon (LAT/FRA) 26 63 107

Memphis – Men

Singles – First Round
[Q] R. Kendrick (USA) def. [8] K. Anderson (RSA) 57 63 76(4)
L. Lacko (SVK) def. D. Sela (ISR) 67 75 63

Doubles – First Round
K. Anderson (RSA)/ A. Fisher (AUS) def. T. Parrott (USA)/ F. Polasek (SVK) 63 46 108
J. Isner (USA)/ S. Querrey (USA) def. [2] A. Qureshi (PAK)/ H. Tecau 64 63 



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