Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Daily Reports: Cincinnati DAY 1!
Azarenka and Rezai out!
Victoria Azarenka, seed number nine, played her first match since winning Stanford two weeks ago. 21-year-old Belorussian was forced to pull out of San Diego last week due to a right shoulder injury. Serbian superstar Ana Ivanovic, former world number one, ranked 62nd at the moment, drew Azarenka in the first round.
Tennis world was looking forward to the comeback of Sabine Lisicki, who has been out since Miami due to an ankle injury. It looked like the German could start off her comeback very well. Lisicki took a quick lead 3-0 in the first set against a qualifier, Monica Niculescu of Romania. But since that score, it was a disaster, Niculescu is a very tricky player though, so it couldn't be easy for Lisicki to play such opponent in her first match on her comeback. Unfortunately Lisicki lost 12 games in a row to lose the match 63 60. Even Lisicki's serve didn't work well at all. As she said, she is really disappointed with her loss and she knows she can do much better. The good thing is that her body feels fine, so she will be able to continue playing to get more matches under her belt.
(Q) Vera Dushevina def. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova 62 76(7)
(Q) Akgul Amanmuradova def. (Q) Kimiko Date Krumm 61 62
(Q) Bojana Jovanovski def. (14) Aravane Rezai 46 63 64
Ana Ivanovic def. (9) Victoria Azarenka 26 76(6) 62
Yaroslava Shvedova def. (Q) Alla Kudryavtseva 75 64
Dinara Safina def. Roberta Vinci 75 64
(Q) Ayumi Morita def. Arantxa Parra Santonja 76(7) 62
(Q) Monica Niculescu def. Sabine Lisicki 63 60
Sara Errani def. (WC) Jamie Hampton 64 62
(13) Shahar Peer def. Olga Govortsova 63 41 ret.
(Q) Nuria Llagostera Vives def. (Q) Vania King 36 63 61
Alisa Kleybanova def. Alexandra Dulgheru 64 64
(16) Marion Bartoli def. Anabel Medina Garrigues 64 60
Alona Bondarenko def. Dominika Cibulkova 36 62 63
Order of play for Tuesday: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/1017/OP.pdf