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Women’s R16 Set At Indian Wells

Posted by gauloises1 on March 15, 2011

Since I missed yesterday due to having to do some actual work, let’s take a quick look at the fourth-round match-ups for the women at Indian Wells, now that the third round’s been completed.

(1) Caroline Wozniacki v. (22) Alisa Kleybanova

H2H: 2-0

The world no. 1 is cruising so far in this tournament, taking out former bugbear Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in straight sets on her fourth attempt so far. Kleybanova has had a slightly tougher road but has been equally unruffled, with straight sets victories over Agnes Szavay and, last night, thirteenth seed Flavia Pennetta. Looking at the draw, if Wozniacki is going to be beaten before the semi-finals, it’s going to be here. Best of luck with that, Kleybs.

(9) Agnieszka Radwanska v. (8) Victoria Azarenka

H2H: 2 – 4

Christ on a bike, I love this match-up. Two of my favourite players with plenty of history – two great and very different games – two of the more enigmatic and spiky personalities on tour. Which just makes it all the more frustrating that it’s on court 7 for reasons unknown and therefore won’t be streamed. But OK. Radwanska toiled in her last match against Maria Kirilenko, finally winning 75 in the third after the Russian recovered from a first-set bagel, while Azarenka posted a straight sets victory over Urszula Radwanska, her opponent’s little sis. Game. On.

Dinara Safina v. (16) Maria Sharapova

H2H: 3-3

Seriously, someone is doing this on purpose. Two contemporaries who have been playing each other since 2004, the only two Russians who have ever been ranked no. 1, and both struggling back from injuries that have decimated their careers (to different extents, I grant you, but still). Sharapova had a good win over Rezai yesterday, but who really thought Dinara would be here?! She beat the fourth seed Stosur last night in straight sets, a match that I didn’t watch but C Note did, and apparently while Stosur was fairly woeful, Dinara was brilliant. Remember when she was good? I mean, really good? That might be happening again. I’m so excited.

Not to worry though, she’s still Dinara.

(18) Nadia Petrova v. Peng Shuai

H2H: 2-1

I keep telling people how much Peng Shuai has improved (OK, it might be Shuai Peng), but will anyone listen? She backed up her defeat of Li Na by beating Lucie Hradecka, who took out Alexandra Dulgheru in the previous round. It did take her three sets, but then it took Nadia three sets to beat American wildcard Christina McHale. I think Peng’s going to win this one.

(5) Francesca Schiavone v. (10) Shahar Peer

H2H: 1-3

Another really great match-up. Schiavone has definitely had an easier time of it so far, beating Zuzana Ondraskova and Alize Cornet in straight sets, but from what I’ve seen her performances have been a bit erratic. Peer has had to go three sets with two tough opponents, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, but she’s beaten Schiavone every time they’ve played on hard courts. Fun times.

(23) Yanina Wickmayer v. (25) Dominika Cibulkova

H2H: 1-2

Sorry for the pictures, for some reason these ladies haven’t been photographed much. Anyway. Cibulkova of course has scored arguably the biggest upset of the tournament so far, defeating third seed Vera Zvonareva 46 76(4) 64, and has consequently been rewarded with angry mama and personal fave of mine Yanina Wickmayer, who put paid to the hopes of whipping girl Melanie Oudin and then took out fourteenth seed Kaia Kanepi. Happy days.

(6) Jelena Jankovic v. (19) Ana Ivanovic

H2H: 3-6

Whichever tennis god is doing this, I’m converting. No love lost between these Serbian former no. 1s who are both engaged in struggling out of prolonged and intermittent slumps. JJ has had a smooth ride so far against Coco Vanderweghe and Julia Goerges, and while I haven’t watched Ana’s matches, straight set wins over Date-Krumm and Zahlalova Strycova are a bit more impressive. So evidence would suggest she’s the form player so far – but then, as anyone who remembers the absolutely hilarious horror show that was their last match in Madrid will attest, reason and logic doesn’t always come into it with these girls.

(15) Marion Bartoli v. (2) Kim Clijsters

H2H: 0-3


Rather a tough ask for Marion, you might think, given that Kim has beaten her all three times they played. But then Kim looked pretty dreadful in her match against Sara Errani, taking three sets to subdue the Italian with a serve and forehand misfiring all over the place, while Bartoli beat a tough opponent in Andrea Petkovic in straight sets last round. So maybe it’s the Frenchwoman’s moment. Allez, I say.

And that is your WTA round of sixteen at Indian Wells. Put bluntly, if you’re not having fun with this, then you’re not paying attention.

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WTA Week Ahead: Kuala Lumpur, Monterrey

Posted by gauloises1 on February 28, 2011

Kuala Lumpur

International, Alisa Kleybanova defending; draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Alisa Kleybanova, Jarmila Groth, Lucie Safarova, Ayumi Morita, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Bojana Jovanovski

Points of interests: Well, top seed Schiavone has already lost, hampered by an ankle injury and upset by Jelena Dokic in the first round. So … Jelena Dokic? Also, say hello to the unseeded Dinara Safina in the draw. She plays Xinyun Han in the first round.


International, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defending; draw here.

Top 8 seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aravane Rezai, Julia Goerges, Anastasija Sevastova, Sara Errani, Iveta Benesova, Polona Hercog

Points of interest: Well, I’d pay good money to watch first round meetings between Melanie Oudin and Vania King, Simona Halep and Alize Cornet, and Iveta Benesova and Gisela Dulko. But that might just be me. Also: JJ! 

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RG Day Five: So … Bye, Then.

Posted by gauloises1 on May 28, 2010

I feel a bit like I did recently when I ran into my ex at a party, went out of my way to be friendly and nice, took it well when dismissed me with a promise of finding me for a chat later, only for him to leave without bothering to say goodbye. Well, screw you then.

Sorry. My stuff. What I meant to say is that we’ve unceremoniously lost some of the top ladies without me even having time to really get to grips with the fact that they were there.

Yaroslava Shvedova added another big Slam scalp to her resumee, echoing her defeat of JJ at last year’s US Open by taking out Agnieszka Radwanska in straights. And in an eerie echo of that day when JJ and Licky lost to Shvedova and Rodionova within literally seconds of each other … Vera Zvonareva lost to Anastasia Rodionova.


Alisa Kleybanova, meanwhile, had a crushing 63 60 win over Ana Ivanovic. Frankly I blinked and missed it, but it seems to have been a day to forget for the pumping one.

On you go, Kleybs.

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Indian Wells: Stuff Happens

Posted by gauloises1 on March 17, 2010

Christ on a bike, the happenage of stuff. Except with the rate at which seeds are falling, fairly soon there’ll be no-one you’ve heard of for stuff to happen to.

Alisa Kleybanova put out Kim Clijsters. That’s a big win for her and incidentally one which I called. Victoria Azarenka is also out to tricky lefty Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and Flavia Pennetta fell to Shahar Peer.

But JJ had a …. well, she won.

I think she did, anyway. Hard to tell from this photo.

On the ATP side yesterday, John Isner got some revenge on D Cup buddy Sam Querrey, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez worked himself deeper into my bad books by beating Nose Job, and Fernando Verdasco lost 60 63 to Tomas Berdych. Which is … odd.

Full Results

Men’s Singles – Third Round
[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [25] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 26 76(3)
[3] R Nadal (ESP) d M Ancic (CRO) 62 62
[19] T Berdych (CZE) d [10] F Verdasco (ESP) 60 63
[21] J Monaco (ARG) d [11] J Ferrero (ESP) 76(2) 36 63
[15] J Isner (USA) d [17] S Querrey (USA) 76(3) 64
[20] I Ljubicic (CRO) d [Q] B Dabul (ARG) 62 63
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [26] T Bellucci (BRA) 46 62 61

Women’s Singles – Third Round
[28] M Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d [3] V Azarenka (BLR) 76(4) 62
[6] J Jankovic (SRB) d S Errani (ITA) 26 76(6) 64
[8] S Stosur (AUS) d [25] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 60
[17] S Peer (ISR) d [9] F Pennetta (ITA) 64 67(4) 61
[12] V Zvonareva (RUS) d A Sevastova (LAT) 62 63
[13] Y Wickmayer (BEL) d R Vinci (ITA) 61 36 63
[23] A Kleybanova (RUS) d [14] K Clijsters (BEL) 64 16 76(4)
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d [27] A Szavay (HUN) 64 36 61

Men’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Blake (USA) / A Roddick (USA) 64 36 10-7
[6] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d J Benneteau (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) 76(4) 63
I Karlovic (CRO) / D Vemic (SRB) d D Ferrer (ESP) / A Montanes (ESP) 63 46 12-10

Women’s Doubles – Second Round
[1] C Black (ZIM) / L Huber (USA) d A Amanmuradova (UZB) / D Kustova (BLR) 62 62
[3] N Petrova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS) d A Hlavackova (CZE) / L Hradecka (CZE) 64 60
K Peschke (CZE) / K Srebotnik (SLO) d N Grandin (RSA) / A Spears (USA) 61 62

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Ernie, Kleybs Pick Up Maiden Titles

Posted by gauloises1 on March 1, 2010

Congratulations to two first-time titlists this week. Alisa Kleybanova upset Elena Dementieva 63 62 in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Open title. I didn’t see the match, but Kleybanova must have put in a really impressive performance for that kind of scoreline against Demmy. Good stuff.

And in Delray Beach, Ernests Gulbis didn’t drop a set all week on his way to his first ATP title, defeating Ivo Karlovic 62 63 for the trophy. I did not see that coming.

I have to confess I’ve kept no more than a little finger on the Ernie wagon after 2009’s endless disappointments and solicitation scandals. But for those of his fans who have been less than fair-weather, this must feel amazing – and it’s just great to see someone with so much talent showing signs of capitalising on his early promise. Celebrations all round.

Even Dr. Ivo, who turned 31 today. Yikes.

Worst trophy of the week. But yay Ernie.

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Fed Cup Sunday: Serbi-“I Can’t”

Posted by gauloises1 on February 8, 2010

Serbia 2 – Russia 3

In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings …

JJ gets a lot of shit (and most of the time I can see why), but you have to stand up and salute her work this weekend. After a back injury put her participation in doubt, she ended up earning Serbia their only points, backing up her com-from-behind win over Alisa Kleybanova by edging Svetlana Kuznetsova, 63 46 63. And frankly, it feels like ages since JJ’s won two matches in two days (or since I’ve been able to watch her do it), so yeah, I’m going to luxuriate in that.

That smile. I love my JJ.

Unfortunately and yet unsurprisingly, Ana Ivanovic once again struggled to find any form. She never really looked like winning her singles rubber, called for a trainer to look at her shoulder during the doubles match, and was soundly defeated by Kleybanova, 62 63. I so don’t have the energy or inclination for another round of ‘what’s wrong with Ana?’. She’ll sort herself out eventually.

Thus we got what many of us were hoping for: a live doubles rubber for the tie. While the tennis wasn’t gripping – Kuznetsova and Kleybanova are a class above the ‘vic-es as a doubles team – it was entertaining stuff and quite heartwarming to watch Ana and JJ smiling gamely throughout.

So ends Serbia’s first foray into the World Group, and the somewhat unstoppable behemoth that is Russia’s Fed Cup team rolls raggedly on.

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Friday In Pictures

Posted by gauloises1 on October 24, 2009

I’ve got no energy tonight. Let’s make it snappy. Lots of pictures, light on the words …

alisa kleybanova

francesca schiavone

Big wins for Schiavs and ClayBARNova, as we’re apparently now calling her. Thanks, Eurosport commies.

jelena jankovicmaria kirilenko

Bad day for these ladies.

olivier rochus

Scotty from Brothers & Sisters celebrates. As he should. He beat Jarkko Nieminen 61 in the third.

robin soderling abs

A gratuitous abs flash? For me? Oh Robin, you shouldn’t have.

He beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straights.

thomaz bellucci

thomaz bellucci

Bendy. Nose Job is rocking slightly longer hair and beat Joachim Johansson to make the semis.


Baggy will face Soderling. Will Robin get tango’d?

sabine lisicki

My girl. Schnyder got licked.

She’ll meet Shahar Peer in the semi-finals.


Singles – Quarterfinals
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (4) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 62 76(4)
(5) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (Q) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 76(1) 46 61
(6) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Patty Schnyder (SUI) 64 62
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 67(3) 61 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Uhlirova/Voracova (CZE/CZE) d. (1) Groenefeld/Schnyder (GER/SUI) 62 63
(2) Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (CZE/CZE) d. (WC) Clijsters/Flipkens (BEL/BEL) 36 63 105
Shaughnessy/Srebotnik (USA/SLO) d. (3) Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) 63 63


Singles – Quarterfinals
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. (2) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 63
(8) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 63 62
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. (Q) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 63
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 63 60

Doubles – Semifinals
(3) Kirilenko/Petrova (RUS/RUS) d. A.Bondarenko/Voskoboeva (UKR/KAZ) 60 60
Kondratieva/Zakopalova (RUS/CZE) d. (4) Amanmuradova/Niculescu (UZB/ROU) 36 62 119

Singles – Quarter-finals
[3] M Youzhny (RUS) d [Q] S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 63
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [5] P Cuevas (URU) 46 61 64
[6] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d R Ginepri (USA) 63 63
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) d E Korolev (RUS) 06 62 63

Doubles – Semi-finals
[3] P Cuevas (URU) / M Granollers (ESP) d [2] E Butorac (USA) / R Ram (USA) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
R Bopanna (IND) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) d A Golubev (KAZ) / E Korolev (RUS) 76(1) 75


Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] R Soderling (SWE) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(4) 64
O Rochus (BEL) d J Nieminen (FIN) 63 26 61
T Bellucci (BRA) d [WC] J Johansson (SWE) 76(4) 63
M Baghdatis (CYP) d [Q] A Clement (FRA) 64 64

Doubles – Semi-final
[2] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d A Beck (GER) / C Kas (GER) 61 62

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Tokyo: The Last Goodbye

Posted by gauloises1 on October 4, 2009

With her Tokyo tournament at an end, Ai Sugiyama has officially retired. So look for her back on the tour in about 15 months.


Just kidding. I think this retirement might actually stick. It’s sad in a way that she couldn’t end on a win, as she and partner Daniela Hantuchova fell to Alisa Kleybanova and Francesca Schiavone, 64 62. But it looks like the match was played in great spirit and that those present took the opportunity to honour Ai, which is lovely.

ai sugiyama daniela hantuchova tokyo final doubles retirement

Poor Daniela. A friend of mine had a pair of dogs, one of whom died recently, and he was telling me that the younger one still wanders around the house looking for the dead one. This is my mental image of Dani at doubles sign-in from now on.

ai sugiyama retirement tokyo daniela hantuchova francesca schiavone

Not sure what Francesca’s doing here, but I’m going to assume it’s a nice gesture.

sugiyama hantuchova kleybanova schiavone tokyo doubles final

ai sugiyama retirement tokyo doubles final

Really bye now, Ai.

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Tokyo: The Decimation Continues

Posted by gauloises1 on September 29, 2009

Maybe it’s the time of year or maybe it’s the time of woman, but top seeds continue to fall in Tokyo like nobody’s business. Third seed Elena Dementieva lost to qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko, 62 67(3) 61. I have no idea what’s up with Demmy, but that’s a good win for Bondarenko, putting together a little something after her great run to the U.S. Open quarters. Like it.

demmyk bond

Fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki, usually Miss Consistency, retired 50 down to Aleksandra Wozniak with ‘viral illness’. I hope she’s OK, but after all the tennis she’s played this year it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if she was a little run down.

caro woz

And sixth seed Vera Zvonareva went down to Alisa Kleybanova. I saw the first set in a somewhat drunken fashion and assumed Vera would win easily, but somehow she ended up on the wrong end of a 36 64 62 score.



Oh, and thirteenth seed Nadia Petrova lost to Magdalena Rybarikova. Keeping the ship afloat? Eighth seed Victoria Azarenka, who knocked out Zheng Jie 61 61, and seventh seed JJ – sadly at Licky’s expense.



Also seeded and still alive are Agnieszka Radwanska (d. Hantuchova), Marion Bartoli (d. Rezai), and Li Na (d. Dushevina). And Maria Sharapova knocked out twelfth seed Sam Stosur in a highly dominating performance I don’t quite know where to file …


Shazza-JJ final, anybody?

Singles – Second Round
(Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) d. (3) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 62 67(3) 61
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (4) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 50 ret. (viral illness)
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) d. (6) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 36 64 62
(7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 63 46 62
(8) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 61 61
(11) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 63 36 63
Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (12) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 60 61
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 62 62
(14) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Aravane Rezai (FRA) 64 62
(15) Li Na (CHN) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 75 60
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 76(6)
Iveta Benesova (CZE) d. Gisela Dulko (ARG) 63 36 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Peng Shuai (CHN) 63 46 64

Doubles – First Round
(2) Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual (ESP/ESP) d. Dushevina/Makarova (RUS/RUS) 36 75 106
Kirilenko/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. Groenefeld/Schnyder (GER/SUI) 64 75
Dulko/Petrova (ARG/RUS) d. (WC) Chan/Date Krumm (TPE/JPN) 75 36 107

Suspended due to rain
Kleybanova/Schiavone (RUS/ITA) lead (3) Stosur/Stubbs (AUS/AUS) 62 21

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Madrid Results: Venus, Zheng, Tsonga Out

Posted by gauloises1 on May 13, 2009

So. I actually didn’t get to see a lot of today’s action, which is weird, given that a lot of today was spent in front of my laptop.

Regardless, the biggest story is that Venus Williams, the new world no. 3, was upset by Alisa Kleybanova.



Great win for Kleybanova, who upset Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open.

All else was fairly without incident on the women’s side. Wozniacki won over Lepchenko, Safarova put out Great Britain’s Anne Keothavong (BOO! HISS! &c.), and in the battle of the qualifiers, Dushevina defeated the increasingly tough Vinci.

And oh yeah … JJ WON.


Surviving a tough first set against Daniela Hantuchova to win 75, 62.

And who else …?


Yeah, Momo. That’s who. She beat fifteenth seed Zheng Jie Jie Zheng in straight sets, 62 75.  

Singles – Second Round
(4) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 75 62
(9) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (Q) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 63 61
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) d. (15) Zheng Jie (CHN) 62 75
Agnes Szavay (HUN) d. (Q) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 26 75 62
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 64 62
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) 61 75
(Q) Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. (Q) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 46 61 64

Doubles – Second Round
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Mattek-Sands/Petrova (USA/RUS) 36 64 104
Hsieh/Husarova (TPE/SVK) d. Jans/Rosolska (POL/POL) 63 36 106
Azarenka/Vesnina (BLR/RUS) d. Kudryavtseva/Makarova (RUS/RUS) 61 61

Doubles – First Round
(WC) Safina/Szavay (RUS/HUN) d. (WC) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 60 62

On the penile side, all proceeded as expected.


Murray survived a tough challenge from Simone Bolelli, although not without being a bit of a drama queen (of course) and Fed won (OF COURSE). In disappointing news, Fernando Verdasco – he of the name bolded, italicised and triple-underlined on the hate list – beat Juan Carlos Ferrero (he of the definitely not). Boo.



And there was another blow to all aficionados of the hot, as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was shown the door by the inexplicably still relevant Ivan Ljubicic.



But in much happier news, Kolya beat Troicki in straight sets and Barbie’s dream tennis player, Fabio Fognini, recorded a win over Paul-Henri Mathieu after the latter retired with what is simply recorded as “throat”. What? And Marin won. Somewhat inexcusably in three, but we’ll forgive him.


And in fucking weird bizarro alternate universe results, Juan Martin del Potro and Mardy Fish won their doubles match. WHY? This upsets me. I like Elf’s socks. ELF NEEDS HIS SOCKS.

Singles – Second Round
[2] R Federer (SUI) d R Soderling (SWE) 61 75
[4] A Murray (GBR) d S Bolelli (ITA) 76(9) 64
[7] F Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] J Ferrero (ESP) 63 62
[WC] I Ljubicic (CRO) d [9] J Tsonga (FRA) 64 75
[16] T Robredo (ESP) d M Fish (USA) 36 76(5) 62

Singles – First Round
[10] N Davydenko (RUS) d V Troicki (SRB) 62 62
[13] M Cilic (CRO) d M Granollers (ESP) 62 67(4) 61
[14] J Blake (USA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 62 64
A Seppi (ITA) d [Q] E Schwank (ARG) 75 64
[Q] F Fognini (ITA) d P Mathieu (FRA) 67(5) 64 30 ret. (throat)
J Chardy (FRA) d J Acasuso (ARG) 63 62
T Berdych (CZE) d [LL] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 60 76(5)
J Melzer (AUT) d A Montanes (ESP) 46 75 63
I Karlovic (CRO) d J Benneteau (FRA) 36 76(5) 64

Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Lopez (ESP) / R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) d C Kas (GER) / R Wassen (NED) 76(4) 16 11-9 – saved 1 M.P.
J Del Potro (ARG) / M Fish (USA) d N Almagro (ESP) / D Ferrer (ESP) 62 63
M Granollers (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) d F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) 76(3) 61
S Aspelin (SWE) / W Moodie (RSA) d *[ALT] M Gonzalez (ARG / J Monaco (ARG) 64 75

*[ALT] M Gonzalez (ARG / J Monaco (ARG) replaced T Berdych (CZE) / N Kiefer (GER) – Kiefer (hip)

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