Friday, May 25, 2012

Radwanska one match away from Brussels championship

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Kaia Kanepi 7-6, 6-3 in Belgium today, and advanced to the final of the Brussels Open. Her opponent will be Simona Halep, who defeated Sofia Arvidsson 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals. In the doubles final, the team of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza will play the team of Alicja Rosolska and Zheng Jie.

In Strasbourg, wild card Alize Cornet defeated Pauline Parmentier 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals, and 2nd seed Francesca Schiavone defeated Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-1. In doubles, top seeds Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova advanced to the final, in which they will play 2nd seeds Olga Govortsova and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik.


Todd.Spiker said...

Sheesh! Schiavone was desperate for some good results before Paris, and now she's one win from her first title since she won RG in 2010 (this is already her first final since RG 2011).

Maybe she's caught a whiff of Paris and has suddenly been reborn? I mean, she couldn't turn it on again next week and pull off another deep run, could she? At the very least, I hope we get to see a Schiavone/Jankovic 3rd Round match up in Paris. ;)

Diane said...

I'm trying to stop myself from even going there, and here you are, forcing me to deal with it!

The first round alone is heartbreaking--the "seniors" at it again--Schiavone and Date-Krumm. At this point, you have to think Schiavone will win that one, and then she gets Pironkova (who, by then, will have noticed that what she's standing on isn't grass) or Wickmayer. The Wickmayer match-up is a bit dangerous for her, I think.

A Schiavone-JJ 3rd round would really be worth watching; it could happen.