Sunday, May 10, 2009

5 seeds upset in first round in Madrid

10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, 11th seed Marion Bartoli, 12th seed Flavia Pennetta, 13th seed Alize Cornet, and 14th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues have all been defeated in the first round in Madrid--by Samantha Stosur, Aleksandra Wozniak, Agnes Szavay, Elena Vesnina, and Vera Dushevina, respectively.

Medina Garrigues, a clay specialist, was upset in the first round in Rome last week by Anna Chakvetadze. The week before that, she won the championship in Fes.

It was a bad day for the Spanish today. Lourdes Dominguez Lino won her first round match against Akgul Amanmuradova, but other Spaniards were not so lucky. The highest-ranked Spanish woman, Medina Gagrrigues, went out, as previously stated, but she had some company. Carla Suarez Navarro and Nuria Llagostera Vives were also defeated. Yesterday, Silvia Soler Espinosa lost her match.

Some people may be confused about which players received byes in the Madrid tournament: The only players getting byes were the semifinalists from Rome.


David said...

16 seed kanepi is also out

she retired down 6-2 2-3 against safarova

Diane said...

Yes, but I don't think of retirements as upsets, and I wish the tour site wouldn't list them as such.

David said...

no, neither do I, I just thought I would add it to the list of seeds who are out

seems madrid is a hotbed for retirements, also

Diane said...

It's looking that way. I have no idea why Peer even played. I still don't know why she kept playing in Estoril, for that matter.

Laura said...

Could the reason that she kept on playing be the same thing that was getting Serena Williams so upset? Serena spoke out against the Tour's injury policy and the fines they dish out.

Diane said...

I don't know, Laura, with regard to Madrid. Good question. But I have no clue why she kept playing in Estoril.