In the main draw of the women’s singles event at the 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships the first and 2nd round matches have been completed. In the 3rd round only the best 16 best players remain.
The best-performed Wild Card is Flavia Pennetta of Italy and the best performed Qualifiers are Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Regina Kulikova of Russia, all of whom are still alive in the draw.
Pictured above is Li Na of China at the 2010 Australian Open where she defeated Venus Williams to make the semi finals to achieve her best Grand Slam singles result. Li’s highest career ranking to date is No.10. Li Na is in full flight, so will make the semi finals and if she can go 3-0 up in head-to-head matches with Venus, will play off in the Dubai singles final.
The following are the remaining players in the draw, who they play next and which part of the draw they are in. 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.
In the top half of the draw only 4 of the 8 remaining players are seeded players and the other 4 are direct acceptances.
(1) Caroline Wozniacki versus (13) Wickmayer Shahar Peer
(11) Marion Bartoli v (8) Li Na
(3) Venus Williams v (14) Schiavone Olga Govortsova
(9) Stosur Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v (5) Dementieva Daniela Hantuchova
In the bottom half of the draw 6 seeds made it through, with two great performances by Qualifiers.
(6) Jelena Jankovic v (12) Vera Zvonareva
(16) Zheng (Q) Anna-Lena Groenefeld v (4) Victoria Azarenka
(8) Agnieszka Radwanska v (10) Flavia Pennetta
(15) Petrova (Q) Regina Kulikova v (2) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Stay tuned to this tennis website for more coverage of the 2010 Women’s Dubai Tennis Championships and click this link for more details -> Dubai 2010 Women: Feb 12-20.
Today’s POST is dedicated to John McEnroe. McEnroe was born on 16 February in 1959, so he is now 50 years old! The American won 7 Grand Slam singles titles, 3 Wimbledon Championships (1981, 1983-84) and 4 US Open crowns (1979-81 & 1984). He first achieved his highest career ranking of World No.1 on 3 March 1980.
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