Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Szavay and Chakvetadze out in the first round--how often do we say that these days?

Agnes Szavay and Anna Chakvetadze define "slump" these days. Chakvetadze hasn't been able to do much of anything all season, and neither has Szavay. Today in Zurich, Chakvetadze fell to Monica Niculescu, and Agnes Szavay dined on a bagel, compliments of Marion Bartoli.

Caroline Wozniacki fared no better; she fell to Francesca Schiavone, and Li Na was taken out by Anabel Medina Garrigues. Medina Garrigues is now 4-0 against Li, though this is the first time they have played on a non-clay surface. Patty Schnyder also made an early exit, and the Bondarenko sisters were removed from play by the team of Srebotnik/Sugiyama.

Niculescu def. Chakvetadze, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Bartoli def. Szavay, 6-4, 6-0
Schiavone def. Wozniacki, 7-6, 6-2
Medina Garrigues def. Li, 6-2, 6-4
Srebotnik/Sugiyama def. Bondarenko/Bondarenko, 6-1, 6-4

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