The 2010 Roland Garros women’s main draw singles 2nd round matches are almost complete. The schedule of play is still a bit behind after the rain delays over the past 2 days, which means today we will be treated to seeing a larger than usual number of the top seeds in action. The last few 2nd round matches will be played as well as the 3rd round matches for the bottom half of the draw.
The 3rd round is the round in which the seeded players play off against each other for the 1st time in the tournament. It will be played today and tomorrow (Friday 28 May and Saturday 29 May), after which only 16 women will remain in the draw. Play will begin at 11am local time in Paris, France on both days. After the women’s 3rd round singles draw that is listed below you can find the full list of scores for the 2nd round matches.
Only wild card Jarmila Groth of the initial 8 wild cards remains after 2 rounds and 2 qualifiers of the initial 12 qualifiers remain, Anastasia Pivovarova and Chanelle Scheepers. The French crowd has just 2 women left to support as they hope for the 1st home singles champion since Mary Pierce won in the year 2000. The 2 French women are in opposite halves of the draw and are No.13 seed Marion Bartoli who was a runner-up in the 2007 Wimbledon singles final and No.15 seed Aravane Rezai who beat World No.2 Venus Williams to win the 2010 Madrid women’s singles final.
Pictured above is 27 year old Justine Henin playing her famous single handed backhand drive. The 1.67m Henin did not play Roland Garros in 2008 and 2009 because she had retired from tennis. The 3 years prior to that the 7 time Grand Slam singles champion saw Henin win 3 Roland Garros titles in a row. The former World No.1 is going for her 4th Roland Garros title from 4 attempts.
Henin is playing in what promises to be the match of the round, against No.12 seed a triple Grand Slam singles champion Maria Sharapova.The two have played 9 times with Henin leading 6-3, although they are split with 2 wins each in their past 4 matches. Sharapova won their last match in straight sets in the 2008 Australian Open. Henin was a runner-up in this year’s Australian Open and would love to go one better at Roland Garros to collect her 5th singles title in Paris.
Of the 32 seeds only 8 seeds did not make it through to the 3rd round which means there are 10 of the 16 3rd round matches in which 2 seeds are playing against each other. This means there will be many great match ups to watch over the next 2 days. The strongest prospects to make their 1st ever Grand Slam quarter final are 20 year old Alexandra Dulgheru and 22 year old Yaroslava Shvedova.
The players name that is bolded is OCA’sprediction of who will win each match. Any player who has a line drawn through their name is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the 3rd round.
The 2010 Roland Garros 3rd round women’s singles draw is:
- (1) S.Williams v. (29) Pavlyuchenkova
- (18) Peer v. (13) Bartoli
- (12) Sharapova v. (22) Henin
- (25) Zheng (Q) Anastasia Pivovarova v. (7) Stosur
- (4) Jankovic v. (27) A.Bondarenko
- (23) Hantuchova v. (16) Wickmayer
- (9) Safina (WC) Jarmila Groth v. Anastasia Rodionova (21) Zvonareva
- (28) Kleybanova v. Yaroslava Shvedova (8) A.Radwanska
- (6) Kuznetsova v. (30) Kirilenko
- (17) Schiavone v. (11) Li Na
- (14) Pennetta v. Polona Hercog (24) Safarova
- (31) Dulgheru v. (3) Wozniacki
- (5) Dementieva v. Aleksandra Wozniak (32) K.Bondarenko
- (20) Martinez Sanchez Akgul Amanmuradova v. (Q) Chanelle Scheepers (10) Azarenka
- (15) Rezai v. (19) Petrova
- (26) Cibulkova v. (2) V.Williams
The following is the full list of scores for the 2nd round:
- (1) S.Williams d. Julia Goerges 6-1 6-1
- Jill Craybas lost to (29) Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 1-6
- (18) Peer d. (LL) Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
- (WC) Olivia Sanchez lost to (13) Bartoli 5-7, 2-6
- (12) Sharapova d. Kirsten Flipkens 6-3 6-3
- Klara Zakopalova lost to (22) Henin 3-6 3-6
- (25) Zheng lost to (Q) Anastasia Pivovarova 4-6 3-6
- Rossana De Los Rios lost to (7) Stosur 6-4, 1-6, 0-6
- (4) Jankovic d. (Q) Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
- Magdalena Rybarikova lost to (27) A.Bondarenko 3-6 3-6
- (23) Hantuchova d. Olga Govortsova 7-5 6-3
- Sybille Bammer lost to (16) Wickmayer 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 5-7
- (9) Safina Kimiko Date Krumm lost to (WC) Jarmila Groth 0-6 3-6
- Anastasia Rodionova d. (21) Zvonareva 6-4 6-4
- (28) Kleybanova d. Ana Ivanovic 6-3 6-0
- Yaroslava Shvedova d. (8) A.Radwanska 7-5 6-3
- (6) Kuznetsova d. Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
- (30) Kirilenko d. Yvonne Meusburger 6-3 6-3
- (17) Schiavone d. (Q) Sophie Ferguson 6-2 6-2
- (WC) Stephanie Cohen-Aloro lost to (11) Li Na 2-6 2-6
- (14) Pennetta d. Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-1
- Polona Hercog d. (24) Safarova 6-1 6-2
- (31) Dulgheru d. Timea Bacsinszky 6-4 6-2
- (3) Wozniacki d. Tathiana Garbin 6-3 6-1
- (5) Dementieva d. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
- Aleksandra Wozniak d. (32) K.Bondarenko 6-4 6-1
- (20) Martinez Sanchez Akgul Amanmuradova d. Johanna Larsson 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
- (Q) Chanelle Scheepers d. (10) Azarenka Gisela Dulko 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
- (15) Rezai d. Angelique Kerber 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
- (19) Petrova d. Agnes Szavay 6-1 6-2
- (26) Cibulkova d. Varvara Lepchenko 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
- (2) V.Williams d. Aranxta Parra Santonja 6-2 6-4
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the 2010 Roland Garros Championships for both the men’s and women’s events. Click this link for more details -> Roland Garros: French Open 2010 May 18 – June 6.
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