Monday, May 7, 2012

Stuttgart champions out in Madrid opening round

Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, who won the title in Stuttgart last month, were defeated today in the first round of doubles in Madrid. The Czech team lost to Hsieh Su-Wei and Zheng Jie.

Going out in the first round of singles was 15th seed Jelena Jankovic. Spanish wild card Carla Suarez Navarro saved two match points and defeated Jankovic 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Venus Williams lost to Angela Kerber second round play.

Yesterday, Dominika Cibulkova, 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova made opening round exits. They were defeated by Roberta Vinci, Varvara Lepchenko and top seed Victoria Azarenka, respectively.


Mark @ Tennisopolis said...

Great blog; I just added you to my feed reader. :-) Wait, so are you saying that Navarro just saved two match points? Didn't she give away two match points last week? I might be confused I have been reading too many results. ;-)

Diane said...

I think she may have given away a couple of match points last week.

It does get confusing and it all runs together.

Thanks, Mark.

Daniel said...

Diane, are you loving the Smurfy clay? I am :)

Diane said...

I keep waiting for the sailboat to pass!

Yes, it's a refreshing change for viewers, but I can understand why some players are upset about it.