Wednesday, May 20, 2009

French Open qualifying has begun

The first round of Roland Garros qualifying has been completed, and a few of the results are surprising--but not in a good way. The biggest shocker, at least for me, was the 6-0, 6-1 beatdown of Melanie Oudin by Zuzana Ondraskova. I was also suprised that Sophie Ferguson defeated Anastasia Rodionova--whose game has improved so much. The match went to three sets, with Ferguson winning 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.

Sadly, Elena Bovina lost her first round match. She was soundly defeated by Tatiana Malek, 6-2, 6-1. Also going out early in qualifying was Michaella Krajicek, who lost to Simona Halep (6-4, 7-5), and Kimiko Date Krumm had to retire early in the second set. Also losing was Julia Vakulenka.

Through to the second round are Michelle Larcher de Brito, Yuliana Fedak, Sesil Karatantcheva, and Lenka Wienerova.

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