Miami 2010 Women’s Singles Draw

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The Miami Open women’s main draw singles matches begin on Wednesday 24 March local time in Miami, Florida in the USA. The draw has been completed with 96 main draw spots divided up between 12 Qualifiers, 8 Wild Cards and 76 Direct Acceptances.

All of the Top 32 ranked players are seeded and have a BYE in the 1st round, so await the winners of the 1st round matches. The seeding and draw for the Top 32 players, if they all win through their first match in the 2nd round is:

  • (1) Svetlana Kuznetsova versus (27) Agnes Szavay
  • (21) Alona Bondarenko v. (13) Marion Bartoli
  • (12) Yanina Wickmayer v. (18) Aravane Rezai
  • (31) Aleksandra Wozniak v. (8) Li Na
  • (3) Venus Williams v. (30) Anabel Medina Garrigues
  • (19) Daniela Hantuchova v. (16) Nadia Petrova
  • (10) Flavia Pennetta v. (23) Sabine Lisicki
  • (25) Ana Ivanovic v. (6) Agnieszka Radwanska

…which are the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players who are seeded to meet are:

  • (7) Jelena Jankovic v. (28) Elena Vesnina
  • (20) Zheng Jie v. (9) Samantha Stosur
  • (14) Kim Clijsters v. (17) Shahar Peer
  • (29) Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez v. (4) Victoria Azarenka
  • (5) Elena Dementieva v. (26) Dominika Cibulkova
  • (24) Alisa Kleybanova v. (11) Vera Zvonareva
  • (15) Francesca Schiavone v. (22) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • (32) Maria Kirilenko v. (2) Caroline Wozniacki

    There is a much better chance for the 32 seeds to make it to through to play off against another seed in Miami than in most tournaments, because in this tournament they only need to win one match to do so. Watch out for some upsets in the 2nd round and some great match ups in the 3rd round!

The 12 Qualifiers who won through their 2 matches each in the qualifying tournament are: Elena Baltacha of Great Britain, Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), Regina Kulikova (Russia), Casey Dellacqua and Anastasia Rodionova (Australia), Pauline Parmentier (France), Mariya Koryttseva (Ukraine), Ayumi Morita (Japan), Varvara Lepchenko (USA), Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden), Michaella Krajicek (Netherlands) and Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria).

The 1st round matches from the top of the draw through to the bottom of the draw is:

Peng v. King, (WC) Molik v. Harkleroad, Dulko v. Govortsova, Hradecka v. Rybarikova, Benesova v. (Q) Baltacha, Coin v. (WC) Martic, Zahlavova Strycova v. Hercog, Bacsinszky v. (Q) Mattek-Sands, de Brito v. Cirstea, (Q) Kulikova v. Vinci, Srebotnik v. Schynder, Chakvetadze v. Date Krumm, (Q) Rodionova v. Petkovic, Shvedova v. (WC) Tomljanovic, Bammer v. (Q) Parmentier, Makarova v. (Q) Dellacqua, Barrois v. (Q) Koryttseva, Goerges v. (Q) Morita, (Q) Lepchenko v. Razzano, (WC) Pivovarova v. Suarez Navarro, Kvitova v. Garbin, Dushevina v. Kudryavtseva, Safarova v. Kanepi, Dulgheru v. Olaru, Craybas v. (WC) Henin, (Q) Arvidsson v. Brianti, Malek v. Errani, Oudin v. (Q) Krajicek, Voegele v. Cornet, Keothavong v. Paszek, Czink v. (WC) Rus and (Q) Pironkova v. (WC) Watson.

Therefore the winner of Peng & King plays Kuznetsova and in order it follows, so that the winner of Molik & Harkleroad plays Szavay and through to the end where Wozniacki plays the winner of Pironkova & Watson. The player’s name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. Pictured above is Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium preparing to play a double handed backhand drive. Wickmayer needs 155 WTA ranking points at Miami to move up to World No.12 and overtake Maria Sharapova.

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about Miami. Click this link for more details including the Schedule of Play for Miami -> Miami 2010: March 22-April 4.

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