Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Defending champion out in 1st round in Stanford

Daniela Hantuchova defeated defending champion Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic today. Also going out was 6th seed Dominika Cibulkova, who was upset by Sam Stosur, 6-4, 6-3.

Peng Shuai withdrew from the tournament, and her spot was taken by Ayumi Morita, who was defeated in the first round by 8th seed Marion Bartoli.

It took her three hours and 24 minutes, but Maria Kirilenko was able to defeat countrywoman Anna Chakvetadze, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6. Reflecting the general excitement of the match, the tiebreak contained no breaks until the final moment, when Kirilenko broke Chakvetadze at 5-all.

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