Sunday, March 30, 2008

It was a good run, but it's over

Michelle Larcher de Brito left the courts in Miami today, beaten 6-0, 6-2 by Shahar Peer. Larcher de Brito defended her Miami points, and then some, however.

The young player wasn't alone. Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo, who is having so much trouble after a season of serious illness and injury, was defeated by Zheng Jie, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. And Kaia Kanepi, who took Patty Schnyder out of Miami last year, did it again today--6-0, 6-2.

It didn't end there. Daniela Hantuchova's former doubles partner (and former top 10 player), Ai Sugiyama, beat her 6-4, 6-7, 7-5. Caroline Wozniacki upset Katarina Srebotnik, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. And of course, the second seed, Ana Ivanovic, was knocked out, too.

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