Sunday, March 25, 2012

Clijsters out of Sony Ericsson Open

On Friday, it was 3rd seed Petra Kvitova who left the Sony Ericsson Open in the second round, beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 by wild card Venus Williams. Yesterday, it was Kim Clijsters who was defeated 6-4, 7-6 by countrywoman Yanina Wickmayer, though it took Wickmayer seven match points to get the job done.

Angelique Kerber is out, defeated by Zheng Jie, and Garbine Muguruza Blanco upset Vera Zvonareva on Friday. Ekaterina Makarova defeated Mona Barthel.

6th seed Sam Stosur was taken to the edge last night by Chanelle Scheepers. Scheepers served for the match twice in the second set, and was broken both times. Stosur ended up winning 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, after double-faulting ten times.

Today, top seed Victoria Azarenka plays Heather Watson, and Marion Bartoli plays Simona Halep. Assuming she wins, Azarenka will then get the winner of the match to be played between Zheng Jie and Dominika Cibulkova--a match that should be worth watching.


Karen said...

Diane, just a small correction, the score in the Clijsters/Wickmayer match was 6-4, 7-6 Wickmayer.

Diane said...

Oops...typo--thanks for the catch.

Todd.Spiker said...

Hmmm, I wonder if Watson remembers what happened when she played Vika in Melbourne, or if she just had that erased from her memory? ;)

Diane said...

My guess is that she remembers only too well.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Venus, keep it up