Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top seed out of Budapest

Number 1 seed Alisa Kleybanova was upset in the second round of the GDF Suez Grand Prix in Budapest today. Patty Schnyder defeated Kleybanova 6-4, 6-3.

Meanwhile, in Bastad, 4th seed Gisela Dulko saved five match points and defeated Tatjana Malek 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (1). Top seed Flavia Pennetta advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-1 win over wild card Sloane Stephens.


TennisAce said...

Diane, did you see the match. It was a great match. I loved every minute of it. PattyS is just a magician around the court. Very unappreciated game. She made poor Klebs run all over the court. It was great to see the wily veteran just out spinning the hard hitting youngster.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a great win for Patty Schnyder, a personal favorite of mine. I'm happy for her!

I hope she regains some confidence. I'd hate to see her leave the sport professionally.

Diane said...

I wasn't able to see it--I wish. Patty is a huge favorite of mine and has been for many, many years.

Ben, Patty is almost certainly going to retire at the end of this year, though she has left a small window open.