Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dementieva out of AEGON International

Top seed Elena Dementieva was upset today in the third round of the AEGON International by Virginie Razzano, 6-0, 3-6, 7-6. The third set was intense and made for good viewing.

Sadly, there were two retirements today: 7th seed Nadia Petrova retired in her match against Vera Dushevina, and Li Na retired in her match against defending champion and 8th seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Petrova sustained a lower back injury, and Li was put out by an abdominal strain.

6th seed Caroline Wozniacki, who was defeated in Eastbourne last year by Samantha Stosur, turned the tables today, winning their match 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. Stosur had trouble at the net, of all places, and appeared to return to her former, somewhat wobbly, mentality.

Aleksandra Wozniak continued her success with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over 2008 Wimbledon semifinalist Zheng Jie. And Ekaterina Makarova prevailed over Amelie Mauresmo in two very tight sets. The 7-6, 7-6 result reflects tiebreak scores of 10-8 and 15-13. Mauresmo hit eight aces and double-faulted seven times.

Marion Bartoli defeated Anna Chakvetadze, Anabel Medina Garrigues defeated Sybille Bammer, and in doubles, top seeds and defending champions Cara Black and Liezel Huber easily defeated Ana Ivanovic and Sabine Lisicki.

Here is the quarterfinal singles draw:

Virginie Razzano vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
Marion Bartoli vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Ekaterina Makarova
Vera Dushevina vs. Aleksandra Wozniak

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