Last week, I wrote that Sabine Lisicki--since her return from injury and illness--cannot stop double-faulting. And so it goes...Today, in her first round in Los Angeles, she double-faulted eleven times against Kimiko Date Krumm. Krumm served for the match at 5-4 in the third set, but was broken, and Lisicki wound up winning 7-6, 2-6, 7-5. But this madness has to stop.
Aleksandra Wozniak defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-5, 7-5. Ayumi Morita retired because of a GI illness, and seven of the qualifiers are out in the first round; only Jill Craybas is still standing.