NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Monday, May 11, 2009
Groenefeld and Schnyder upset in Madrid first round
Number 8 seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Patty Schnyder did not make it past the first round today at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open. They were defeated, 6-2, 7-6, by the unseeded team of Victoria Azarenka and Elena Vesnina. The other seeds going out were Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta. The 6th seeds retired when Pennetta sustained a thigh strain. Their opponents, Hsieh Su-wei and Janette Husarova, advanced to the second round.