Friday, May 22, 2009

Qualifiers set for French Open

The following women have qualified for the main draw of the French Open:

Yaroslava Shvedova
Zuzana Ondraskova
Anastasija Sevastova
Polona Hercoq
Chanelle Scheepers
Vitalia Diatchenko
Michelle Larcher de Brito
Arantxa Rus
Corinna Dentoni
Yvonne Meusburger
Petra Martic
Carly Gullickson

Mariana Duque Marino is the lucky loser (it appears that Petra Kvitova has withdrawn) and is also into the main draw. For those not familiar with the revised system--lucky losers are now chosen at random, and not based on qualifying seeding.

More complicated is the expected withdrawal of Vera Zvonareva. Should she withdraw--and most of us expect her to do so--the draw will be turned topsy-turvy by substitutions.

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