US Open Women’s Singles Results

Only 32 players remain in the main draw of the women’s singles event at the 2009 US Open. There have been a number of big upsets and a few more matches in which the top seeds have barely scraped through with a victory.

The following is an update on who has won through the first two rounds, who they play next and which seeds were knocked out!

Top half of the draw:

  • (1) Dinara Safina versus Petra Kvitova (27) Kleybanova
  • (19) Schynder Sara Errani v. Yanina Wickmayer (16) Razzano
  • (11) Ivanovic Kateryna Bondarenko v. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova (23) Lisicki
  • (30) A.Bondarenko Gisela Dulko v. Yaroslava Shvedova (5) Jankovic
  • (4) Dementieva Melanie Oudin v. (29) Maria Sharapova
  • (21) Zheng Jie v. (13) Nadia Petrova
  • (9) Caroline Wozniacki v. (24) Sorana Cirstea
  • (32) Szavay Shahar Peer  v. (6) Svetlana Kuznetsova

In the top half of the draw only 7 of the 16 seeds remain with 1 qualifier denoted with “(Q)” in front of her name, plus 8 direct acceptances: Kvitova (World No.72), Errani (No.42), Wickmayer (No.50), K.Bondarenko (No.52), Dulko (No.40), Shvedova (No.55), Oudin (No.70) and Peer (No.64).

Bottom half of the draw:

  • (8) Victoria Azarenka v. (26) Francesca Schiavone
  • (18) Na Li v. Maria Kirilenko (12) A.Radwanska
  • (14) Bartoli (WC) Kim Clijsters v. Kirsten Flipkens (20) Medina Garrigues
  • (25) Kanepi Magdalena Rybarikova v. (3) Venus Williams
  • (7) Vera Zvonareva v. (31) Elena Vesnina
  • (17) Mauresmo Aleksandra Wozniak  v. (10) Flavia Pennetta
  • (15) Stosur (WC) Vania King v. (22) Daniela Hantuchova
  • (28) Bammer Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez v. (2) Serena Williams

In the bottom half of the draw 9 of the 16 seeds made it through, with 2 wild cards denoted with “(WC)” in front of their names, plus 5 direct acceptances: Kirilenko, Flipkens, Rybarikova, Wozniak and Martinez Sanchez.

Pictured above is former US Open champion (in 2006), Maria Sharapova. The 22 year old has a great forehand and is demonstrating where to make contact with the ball. Sharapova will need to continue to play her best tennis to beat the 17 year old conqueror of No.4 seed Elena Dementieva – Melanie Oudin. Oudin proved at Wimbledon that she has the game to contest at the top of the women’s game.

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further updates about the 2009 US Open singles events. Click this link to see an index of all 2009 US Open posts -> US Open 2009: Aug 25 – Sep 14.

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