Monday, May 25, 2009

No croissants today

Anne Keothavong played an early match against world number 1 Dinara Safina, and her reward was to get two bagels. It took Safina just over an hour to defeat Keothavong.

Later in the day, Maria Sharapova lost her first set to Anastasiya Yakimova, but went on to win the match.

Melanie South won three more games than her opponent, but lost the match. Michelle Larcher de Brito defeated her 0-6, 7-6, 7-5.

I'm not sure I've ever seen Pauline Parmentier play before. She lost to Marion Bartoli, but she played well.

Six more Frenchwomen went out in the first round today--Parmentier, Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, Camille Pin, Kinnie Laisne, Stephanie Foretz, and Irena Pavlovic. Advancing to the second round are Marion Bartoli and Julie Coin. Alize Cornet, Nathalie Dechy, Claire Feuerstein, Kristina Mladenovic, and Virginie Razzano have yet to play their first round matches.

There were four upsets today. In addition to 14th seed Flavia Pennetta and 17th seed Patty Schnyder, 23rd seed Alisa Kleybanova and 26th seed Anna Chakvetadze were also defeated.


Todd Spiker said...

I think Parmentier is the most anonymous two-time WTA singles title-winning player in the world.

Diane said...

I have to agree. I sometimes forget about her myself, but I think I won't do that now that I have seen her play.