|Victoria Duval (photo by Daniel Ward)|
Not Duval. She won the second set 7-5, and won the third set 6-4 after failing to convert a few match points. She just hung in there. We saw some lovely volleys from the 17-year-old, who looked considerably fitter than she did this time last year. She played very smart tennis tonight, and followed through with her knowledge that the 11th seed was vulnerable. Next up for qualifier Duval is Daniela Hantuchova.
Stosur is currently without a coach, though Alicia Molik was helping her out in New York. I suspect it may be a while before the Australian star chooses a coach; she's not the type to make an impulsive decision.
Olivia Rogowska turned out to be not such a lucky loser, after all. She was unable to take one game off of Sara Errani. And 2nd seed Victoria Azarenka decided to go Serena Williams one better; she won a 6-0, 6-0 match against Dinah Pfizenmaier.
Petra Kvitova needed (the standard) three sets to beat Misaki Doi. Varvara Lepchenko and Alexandra Dulgheru battled for almost three hours, with Dulgheru emerging the victor, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. Annika Beck won only two games against Elena Vesnina, Oh-Nadia Petrova lost to qualifier Julia Glushko, and New Haven champion Simona Halep prevailed over Heather Watson.