The 2011 Australian Open women’s main draw singles 3rd round matches have been completed. The 1st round began with 128 players in action, 32 of them were seeded players, 12 were Qualifiers (Q) and 8 were Wild Cards (WC). The top half of the draw will play their round of 16 matches first i.e. No.1 seed Caroline WOZNIACKI’s section of the draw.
On Monday 24 January the bottom half of the draw’s four round of 16 matches will be played i.e. No.2 seed Vera ZVONAREVA’s section of the draw. Of the Top 16 seeds only half of them won through to the round of 16, with six of them being defeated in the 3rd round. There are 4 women who are looking to add to their Grand Slam singles collections by winning 4 more matches here, they are Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone.
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Only one of the round of 16 matches sees a play-off between the 2 players who lived up to their seeding i.e. No.8 Victoria AZARENKA versus No.9 LI Na. Leading in to the Australian Open two of the final 16 players won singles titles and are carrying on their form: Li Na won the Sydney International and Petra KVITOVA won the Brisbane International.
The surnames that are bolded in the list below are the players who are playing in the round. Any player whose name is italicised, has her first name removed and has her surname in lower case letters is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the Round of 16. The number in brackets that is added to a players’ name denotes they are a seeded player and what their seeding is.
The 2011 Australian Open women’s singles draw for the Round of 16 is:
- Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) v Anastasija SEVASTOVA Bartoli (15)
- (11) Henin Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (23) v (6) Francesca SCHIAVONE
- (4) V.Williams Andrea PETKOVIC (30) v (14) Maria SHARAPOVA
- Na LI (9) v (8) Victoria AZARENKA
The bottom half of the draw is:
- (7) Jankovic Shuai PENG v (12) Agnieszka RADWANSKA
- (13) Petrova Ekaterina MAKAROVA v (3) Kim CLIJSTERS
- (5) Stosur Petra KVITOVA (25) v (22) Flavia PENNETTA Peer (10)
- (16) Pavlyuchenkova Iveta BENESOVA v (2) Vera ZVONAREVA
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