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.