NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Dechy and Safina out in the first round
Nathalie Dechy and Dinara Safina, the 5th seeds in the Australian Open women's doubles competition, have been defeated, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 by Jelena Jankovic and Bethanie Mattek. Also, number 9 seeds Lisa Raymond and Francesca Schiavone were defeated, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 by Nicole Vaidisova and Barbara Zahlavova.