Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vandeweghe advances to Tokyo quarterfinals

World number 172 Coco Vandeweghe hit her way into the quarterfinals in Tokyo today when she defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-0 in the third round. Vandeweghe is the only qualifier remaining in the tournament. Kaia Kanepi upset 3rd seed Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-4, and top seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2. Wozniaki has also become the first player designated to compete in the WTA Championships in Doha.

Also winning today were 2nd seed Vera Zvonareva (def. qualifier Roberta Vinci), 5th seed Francesca Schiavone (def. wild card Kimiko Date Krumm), 6th seed Agnieszka Radwanska (def. Andrea Petkovic), 7th seed Elena Dementieva (def. Flavia Pennetta), and 8th seed Victoria Azarenka (def. Marion Bartoli, who retired because of a viral illness).

In doubles, tops seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta moved to the second round. Wimbledon and U.S. Open champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova, however, were defeated 7-6, 6-2 by Tathiana Garbin and Francesca Schiavone.

Here is the singles quarterfinal draw:

Wozniacki vs. Radwanska
Vandeweghe vs. Azarenka
Schiavone vs. Kanepi
Dementieva vs. Zvonareva


Sunny nine said...

I find it interesting that Vandeweghe beat Rezai. Rezai just hasn't really made any noise since the clay season. It is weird to win such a big tournament as Madrid, but then fade. But such is tennis these days.
Have you seen any of those matches with Vandeweghe? Has the latter lifted her game or has Rezai really fallen into inconsistency?

Diane said...

I saw Vandeweghe play in April, on clay, and she was struggling. She didn't look in shape, either. Then I saw her on TV during the U.S. hard court season, and she looked better, but still pretty inconsistent.

"Inconsistent," however is Rezai's middle name. She made so much progress last year that I expected her to do better than she has. Sometimes she plays so smart, then--the next time I see her--she is just whacking away at the ball (something she does remarkably well for someone her size) without putting much thought into it.

Watching Rezai can be really frustrating. She knows how to do so many things well, but she just goes on a tear and over-hits.