Australian Open 2010 Results: Women

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Australian Open Women’s Singles Results:

The 3rd round of the Australian Open women’s singles championships is now set. After the first two rounds are played only 32 players remain. This is the earliest stage of the tournament the seeded players can commence playing against each other.

Only 6 of the matches from the 16 possible matches where seeds were drawn to battle it court against each other survived. 12 lower ranked women who are unseeded won through at the expense of 12 of the seeds, the highest of which were No.5 Elena Dementieva, No.12 Flavia Pennetta and No. 14 Maria Sharapova.

Pictured above is 26 year old Zheng Jie from China (pronounced Jung GEE-air), after making contact with her two handed backhand drive. Note her great focus on the higher ball!

Zheng made the semi finals at Wimbledon in 2008 then donated her prize money to the victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Her best result at the Australian Open was the round of 16 last year so let’s hope she surpasses that and No.11 seed Marion Bartoli on the way and remains as generous with her prize money!

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 number in brackets is that player’s seeding. A “Q” in brackets means that player is qualifier and “WC” in brackets means that player is a Wild Card entrant.

The name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win.

In the top half of the draw the 3rd round matches are:

  • (1) Serena Williams versus (32) Carla Suarez Navarro
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (21) Lisicki Alberta Brianti v. (13) Sam Stosur
  • (9) Vera Zvonareva v. (20) Ivanovic Gisela Dulko
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (28) Vesnina Tathiana Garbin v. (7) Victoria Azarenka
  • (4) Caroline Wozniacki v. (29) Shahar Peer
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (22) Daniela Hantuchova v. (16) Li Na
  • (10) Agnieszka Radwanska v. (17) Francesca Schiavone
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (25) Garrigues (WC) Casey Dellacqua v. (6) Venus Williams

In the bottom half of the draw the 3rd round matches are:

  • (5) Dementieva (WC) Justine Henin v. (27) Alisa Kleybanova
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (18) Razzano Sara Errani v. (12) Pennetta (Q) Yanina Wickmayer
  • (15) Kim Clijsters v. (19) Nadia Petrova
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (26) Rezai (Q) Angelique Kerber v. (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • (8) Jelena Jankovic v. (31) Alona Bondarenko
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (24) Sanchez Zheng Jie v. (11) Marion Bartoli
  • (14) Sharapova Maria Kirilenko v. (23) Cibulkova Roberta Vinci
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (30) K.Bondarenko Elena Baltacha v. (2) Dinara Safina

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

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