Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jankovic and Robson first on Centre Court

The first round match between 4th seed Jelena Jankovic and wild card Laura Robson will take place on Wimbledon's Centre Court tomorrow, following defending champion Roger Federer's first round match. Robson, who won the Wimbledon junior championship in 2008, is currently ranked number 234 in the world. She received a wild card last year, also, and lost in the first round to Daniela Hantuchova.

The winner will play either Eleni Daniilidou or Aleksandra Wozniak, who lost in Birmingham to Robson's peer, Heather Watson. Watson also has a wild card for the Wimbledon main draw.

Now that the draw has been changed to reflect the withdrawals of Dinara Safina and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Melanie Oudin--who replaced Safina in the draw--will face Anna Lena Groenefeld in the first round. She was originally scheduled to play Kirsten Flipkens. Kateryna Bondarenko, who was to have played Maria Sharapova in the first round, will now play Greta Arn.


Anonymous said...

Can't believe they bumped Venus to court 1 just so Robson gets a go on CC. Really poor stuff.
Anyway, I'm hoping Jankovic wins as the whole "sluts" debacle is just unforgivable in my opinion.

Diane said...

I'm not surprised by anything Wimbledon does.