Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Phenoms serve notice in first round of Kremlin Cup

Both Agnieszka Radwanska and Victoria Azarenka announced themselves in the first round of the Kremlin Cup today by taking out Maria Kirilenko and Sybille Bammer, respectively. Both Kirilenko and Bammer have enjoyed increased success lately, so these wins are especially significant.

In the second round, Radwanska will get the winner of the Mauresmo-Zvonareva match, and Azarenka will face Maria Sharapova.


ken said...

Is this Mauresmo's first tournament back? Any word on how she is doing, physically and mentally?

Diane said...

She lost in the quarterfinals of Beijing to Peng Shuai, in three sets, and she lost in the first round at Stuttgart, to Dementieva, in straight sets (the second set was tight, 7-5). She is going to play in Zurich, I know. That will be her last tournament of the season.

I haven't heard anything about how she is feeling. This was just a wash-out season for her because of the surgery and subsequent injury.