Wednesday, May 27, 2009

French Open--day 4

Alize Cornet won her holdover first round match today, which means that four Frenchwomen are still in the Roland Garros draw--Cornet, Marion Bartoli, Aravane Rezai, and Virginie Razzano. One Frenchwoman, Julie Coin, went out today in the second round.

There were two upsets in doubles today. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Francesca Schiavone defeated number 6 seeds Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. 15th seeds Nathalie Dechy and Mara Santangelo were upset by Vera Dushevina and Anastasia Rodionova, 6-1, 6-1.

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic won her second round match handily, defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-1, 6-2. Likewise, the number 1 seed, Dinara Safina, defeated Vitalia Diatchenko 6-1, 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka, seeded 9th, survived Kristina Barrois, but just barely. She defeated Barrois 7-6, 7-5.

There were two upsets in singles.

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