Friday, April 8, 2011

Charleston quarterfinals to be played today

Here is the quarterfinal draw for the Family Circle Cup:

Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Yanina Wickmayer (6)
Peng Shuai vs. Sania Mirza
Jelena Jankovic (3) vs. Christina McHale
Julia Goerges vs. Elena Vesnina

Jankovic, who was the champion in Charleston in 2007, is the only previous winner still standing. Nadia Petrova (2006), Sabine Lisicki (2009) and Sam Stosur (2010) were all defeated in the third round.

Today's quarterfinal doubles matches:

Raquel Kops-Jones/Abigail Spears vs. Peng Shuai/Zheng Jie
Alla Kudryavtseva/Anastasia Rodionova vs. Sania Mirza/Elena Vesnina

Last night, 4th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 7-6. Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy will play top seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the semifinals. The match lasted two hours and included nine breaks of serve.