Japan Open 2010 Women’s Quarter Finals

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Last updated 30 September at 8pm in Tokyo. See the latest results below…

The 2010 Japan Open women’s main draw singles 2nd round matches are now complete. Only 9 of the 16 seeds are still alive in the round of 16 draw. The remaining players are two qualifiers, 4 direct acceptances and one very popular wild card entrant from Japan. Elena Dementieva and Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm are the only remaining former Japan Open singles winners.

OCA will keep you updated with all of the round of 16 results as matches right here on this post. The matches numbered from No.1 to No.4 in the draw below are the matches from the top half of the draw, whilst matches No.5 to No.8 are the matches from the bottom half of the draw. All 8 matches are scheduled for today, after which the 8 quarter finalists will be decided.

The round of 16 saw the all of the Top seeds win through to the quarter finals with the exception of No.3 seed Jelena Jankovic who was knocked out by Kaia Kanepi. Jankovic joins as the only 2 of the Top 8 seeds NOT to make the last 8. The great run of 18 year old Coco Vandeweghe of America continued as she won her 5th straight match in Tokyo to qualify for the main draw and then advance to the quarter finals with 3 straight sets wins in the main draw.

The 1.85m Vandeweghe was born in New York where she won the Junior US Open singles championship in 2008. Vandeweghe is currently ranked at No.172 with 363 WTA ranking points from the 21 tournaments she has played in the past 12 months. Vandeweghe is pictured above during the 2010 US Open just as she is about to meet the ball with her racquet for the forehand ground stroke.

Even if Vandeweghe does not progress any further she will earn 225 points from the Japan Open, which will see her move inside the top 120. Vandeweghe will be one of three American women aged 18 and under in the top 120, the others are Christina McHale and Melanie Oudin. How far can she climb up the rankings in the next 12 months?

Any player whose name is italicised and has her first name removed is a seeded player who was expected to win through to the quarter finals.

The 2010 Japan Open in Tokyo quarter final draw is:

  1. (1) Caroline Wozniacki versus (6) Agnieszka Radwanska
  2. (4) Stsour (Q) Coco Vandeweghe v. (8) Victoria Azarenka
  3. (5) Francesca Schiavone v. Kaia Kanepi (3) Jankovic
  4. (7) Elena Dementieva v. (2) Vera Zvonareva

The order of play for Thursday 30 September is:

  1. (1) Caroline Wozniacki defeated (6) Agnieszka Radwanska 5-0 retired
  2. (7) Elena Dementieva def. (2) Vera Zvonareva 7-5 6-2
  3. (Q) Coco Vandeweghe lost to (8) Victoria Azarenka 2-6 1-6
  4. (5) Francesca Schiavone def. Kaia Kanepi 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

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