The 2010 Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open women’s 1st round main draw singles matches have been spread over 3 days. The 1st round began on Saturday 8 May. 17 of the 28 matches have been completed and the remaining 11 will be played today PLUS 3 2nd round matches.
The three 2nd round matches being played today are No.1 seed Serena Williams v. Vera Dushevina, (4) Venus Williams v. Vera Zvonareva and (15) Francesca Schiavone v. (WC) Sybille Bammer. Play today begins at 11am local time in Madrid.
Pictured above is Rome finalist Jelena Jankovic just after making contact with the ball with this attacking forehand drive. The former World No.1 plays what could be the match of the round, against fellow Serbian and also a former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic.
Jankovic was a quarter finalist in Madrid last year and defeated Serena Williams in a final set tie break in the Rome semi finals last week. On form Ivanovic and Jankovic could be battling for 3 sets and hopefully in a final set tie break.
The big news thus far is that a pair of multiple Grand Slam singles champions were beaten in the 1st round. 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and No.11 seed Maria Sharapova were defeated as predicted here at OCA.
The Lucky Loser (LL) spot in the draw went to Tathiana Garbin of Italy because she wast the highest ranked player to lose in the final round of the qualifying event.
The qualifying rounds where played on Friday 7 May and Saturday 8 May. In the qualifying event 11 of the 16 seeds made it to the Qualifying Round with only one Spaniard, (WC) Beatriz Garcia Vidagany making it through to the main draw.
The final qualifying event results were as follows:
- (16) Klara Zakopalova d. Mariana Duque Marino 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
- (2) Iveta Benesova d. (12) Alberta Brianti 6-4 7-5
- (9) Alize Cornet d. (3) Tathiana Garbin 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Akgul Amanmuradova d. (14) Ayumi Morita 6-3 6-2
(5) Petra Kvitova d. (13) Alla Kudryavtseva 7-5 6-1
(WC) Beatriz Garcia Vidagany d. (15) Ekaterina Makarova 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
(7) Stefanie Voegele d. Anastasia Rodionova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
(8) Kirsten Flipkens d. Karolina Sprem 6-3 6-2
The 1st round results thus far are as follows:
- (6) Dementieva d. Wozniak 6-0 6-1
- Petkovic d. Errani 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 7-5
- (12) Bartoli d. Hercog 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
- (WC) Bammer d. Shvedova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
- Zvonareva d. Oudin 6-3 6-4
- Peer d. (5) Kuznetsova 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
- A.Bondarenko d. Rybarikova 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
- Dushevina d. (Q) Flipkens 6-2 6-1
- Pavlyuchenkova d. Hantuchova 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
- Safarova d. (11) Sharapova 6-4 6-3
- Govortsova d. (LL) Garbin 7-5 6-2
- Dulgheru d. Czink 6-1 retired
- Rezai d. Henin 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
- (9) A.Radwanska d. Kirilenko 6-2 6-2
- (15) Schiavone d. (Q) Cornet 6-2 6-2
- (4) V.Williams d. (Q) Voegele 6-4 6-2
- Cibulkova d. Benesova 6-2 6-2
For further details about the women’s event you can visit -> Madrid Women’s Schedule of Play.
The women’s 2nd round singles draw is:
- (1) Serena Williams v. Vera Dushevina
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v. Elena Vesnina OR (16) Petrova,
- (11) Sharapova Lucie Safarova v. Olga Govortsova
- Alexandra Dulgheru v. (6) Elena Dementieva,
- (3) Dinara Safina OR (Q) Zakopalova v. Aravane Rezai
- Andrea Petkovic v. Cirstea OR (14) Pennetta
- (12) Marion Bartoli v. Zheng OR Medina Garrigues,
- (WC) Ana Ivanovic v. (7) Jelena Jankovic
…which are the 2nd round the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players to meet in the 2nd round are:
- (8) Stosur OR Dulko v. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
- Szavay OR Schnyder v. (9) Agnieszka Radwanska
- (15) Francesca Schiavone v. (WC) Sybille Bammer
- Vera Zvonareva v. (4) Venus Williams
- (5) Kuznetsova Shahar Peer v. (Q) Amanmuradova OR Kleybanova
- (WC) Pascual OR (WC) Santonja v. (WC) Peng OR (10) Azarenka
- (13) Li Na OR (Q) Vidagany v. Dominika Cibulkova
- Alona Bondarenko v. (Q) Kvitova OR (2) Wozniacki
The players name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. The players names who have a line drawn through them, are the seeded players who were expected to reach the round of 16, but have been eliminated from that spot in the draw.
In 2009 at the opening ceremony for Madrid Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario was honoured by having Stadium Court 2 named after her. The former World No.1 won 4 Grand Slam singles titles from the 12 finals she played.
Stadium 2 at Madrid is called Pista Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario. “Pista” is the Spanish word for “Court”. The final tournament that the triple French Open and 1994 US Open champion won in her career, was Madrid in 2001.
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about Madrid for bothe the men’s and women’s events. Click this link for more details including the Schedule of Play -> Madrid 2010: May 7 – 16.
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