Canada 2010 Women’s Quarter Finals

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Last updated 20 August at 11:30pm in Montreal. See the latest results below…

The 2010 Canadian Open women’s main draw singles round of 16 matches are now complete. There are 7 seeds still alive in the draw plus one direct acceptance in the quarter finals. The only remaining former Canadian Open singles champion is last weeks Cincinnati Open singles champion and defending US Open champion, Kim Clijsters.

OCA will keep you updated with all of the quarter final results as matches are completed, right here on this post. The matches numbered from No.1 to No.2 in the draw below are the matches from the top half of the draw, whilst matches No.3 to No.4 are the matches from the bottom half of the draw. All 4 matches are scheduled for today, after which the 4 semi finalists will be decided. All of these matches will be played on just 1 court, Court Central.

Pictured above is 21 year old Victoria Azarenka of Belarus just after the contact point between the ball and her racquet for this double handed backhand drive. The 1.8m Azarenka is playing in her 2nd quarter final at the Canadian Open after making the semi finals in 2008. Azarenka recently won a singles tournament on hard courts at Stanford where she moved to 4-0 up in her matches against her next opponent in Canada, Marion Bartoli.

Azarenka is currently ranked No.13 and her career high ranking is No.6. Her best results by far have been achieved on hard courts this year including her quarter final result at the Australian Open and runner-up effort at the Dubai Open. Azarenka will be looking to turn up the heat on her opponents in order to qualify for the 8-player draw in the WTA Tour Finals.

The player’s name that is bolded in the quarter singles draw below is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. Any player whose name is italicised and has his first name removed is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the quarter finals.

The 2010 Rogers Cup in Canada quarter final draw is:

  1. (1) Jankovic (17) Marion Bartoli versus (10) Victoria Azarenka
  2. (5) Kim Clijsters v. (8) Vera Zvonareva
  3. (7) Radwanska (11) Svetlana Kuznetsova v. Zheng Jie (4) Dementieva
  4. (6) Francesca Schiavone v. (2) Caroline Wozniacki

The order of play for Day 8 – Friday 20 August is:

  1. 1pm on Court Central Kuznetsova defeated Zheng 6-1 6-3
  2. 2nd match on Court Central Clijsters lost to Zvonareva 6-2, 3-6, 2-6
  3. 7pm on Court Central is Schiavone lost to Wozniacki 3-6 2-6
  4. followed by Bartoli lost to Azarenka on Court Central 2-6, 6-7 (6-8)

In the first match of the day 25 year old Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia leads 5-0 in her previous matches with her quarter final opponent. The 27 year old Zheng Jie of China won the most recent match between these two players at the 2009 China Open in Bejiing. Zheng has achieved her career best result in Canada this week whereas Kuznetsova needs to win through to the semi finals to do so. Kuznetsova made the quarter finals for 3 straight years in Canada from 2006 to 2008.

In the second match of the day 27 year old Kim Clijsters from Belgium leads 5-1 in her previous matches with her quarter final opponent. The 25 year old Vera Zvonareva of Russia won the most recent match between these two players at the 2010 Wimbledon championships in the quarter finals. Azarenka made the semi finals in Canada in 2008 whereas Kim Clijsters won the Canadian Open in 2005.

In the third match of the day 30 year old Francesca from Italy leads 2-0 in her previous matches with her quarter final opponent. The 20 year old Caroline Wozniacki lost in the last match between these two players at the 2010 Roland Garros event 2-6 3-6.

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