Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First round of Wimbledon qualifying is over

There is, of course, a long list of players who did not make it through the first round of Wimbledon qualifying. Here are some of the more notable eliminations:

Julia Vakulenko--notable because it was just two years ago that she gave Kim Clijsters so much trouble in the main draw

Arantxa Rus--the former junior world number 1 has been making a good showing lately, but not here

Camille Pin--never fun to see Camille go out so early

Mariana Duque Marino--seeded 7th in qualifying, she lost in straight sets to Ekaterina Bychkova

Lenka Wienerova--a player I've been watching; did her bad leg do her in, or is she just not a grass player?

Anna Tatishvili--taken out by Julia Schruff

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn--last year's junior finalist

Yuliana Fedak--runs hot and cold, and lately--just cold

The first qualifying seed, Victoriya Kutuzova (another player who should be ranked higher than she is) has advanced to the second round.

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