Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Doubles upsets continue in Madrid

Top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond went out today in the second round of play at the Madrid Open. Huber and Raymond were defeated 4-6, 7-6, 15-13 by wild cards Dominika Cibulkova and Janette Husarova. 3rd seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka were also defeated in the second round. The 2011 French Open champions lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

In singles, top seed Victoria Azarenka advanced with a win over Hlavackova, and 2nd seed Maria Sharapova defeated Klara Zakopalova. Caroline Wozniacki beat Mona Barthel in straight sets, and Serena Williams took all but three games from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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