Australian Open 2010 Last 16 Women

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Australian Open Women’s Singles Results:

In the main draw of the women’s singles event at the 2010 Australian Open the 3rd round matches have been completed. In the 4th round or round of 16 as it also known, only the 16 best-performed players thus far remain.

These 16 players are guaranteed 89,000 Australian dollars in prize money and 280 WTA ranking points for making the round of 16. Those players who were knocked out in the 3rd round took home 52,000 Australian dollars. The best-performed Wild Card and Qualifier are still alive in the draw but meet each other in the round of 16.

The following is the list of players who are still undefeated, who they play next and which part of the draw they are in. Below you will find the seeded players whose names have a line drawn through them because they were defeated in that section of the draw. The player’s name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win.

In the top half of the draw all of the 8 remaining players are seeded players and the round of 16 matches are:

  • (1) Serena Williams versus (13) Samantha Stosur
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (9) Vera Zvonareva v. (7) Victoria Azarenka
  • (4) Caroline Wozniacki v. (16) Li Na
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (17) Francesca Schiavone v. (6) Venus Williams

In the bottom half of the draw 4 seeds made it through, with one Wild Card entrant Justine Henin, one qualifier Yanina Wickmayer and 2 direct acceptances. In the bottom half of the draw the round of 16 matches are:

  • (5) Dementieva (WC) Justine Henin v. (12) Pennetta (Q) Yanina Wickmayer
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (15) Clijsters (19) Nadia Petrova v. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • (8) Jankovic (31) Alona Bondarenko v. (11) Bartoli Zheng Jie
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (14) Sharapova Maria Kirilenko v. (2) Dinara Safina

Pictured above is No.4 seed Caroline Wozniacki setting the ball into position with precision to give herself the best chance to play one of her best serves. The 20 year old Dane was a runner-up in the most recent Grand Slam and looks set to put herself into contention for her first Grand Slam singles title.

For more coverage and information about the 2010 Australian Open on this tennis website, click this link -> Australian Open 2010: Jan 13-31.

Today’s POST is dedicated to Petr Korda. Korda was born on this day in 1968. The Czech won 1 Grand Slam singles title in 1998, the Australian Open. He first achieved his highest career ranking of World No.2 on 2 February 1998.

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