Thursday, February 11, 2010

Schiavone and Rezai knocked out of Paris competition

Both 4th seed Francesca Schiavone and 5th seed Aravane Rezai were upset in the second round of the Open GDF SUEZ today in Paris. Lucie Safarova defeated Schiavone 7-5, 6-2, and Andrea Petkovic defeated Rezai 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Petkovic also hit eight aces in the process.

Petra Martic's glory was short-lived, as she lost in straight sets to Agnes Szavay. And Patty Schnyder appeared to have misplaced her serve (as she sometimes does) in her match against Melanie Oudin. Oudin, who had to take a medical break for her knee, easily won, 6-1, 6-3.

Here is the quarterfinal draw:

Elena Dementieva vs. Andrea Petkovic
Agnes Szavay vs. Melanie Oudin
Shahar Peer vs. Lucie Safarova
Tathiana Garbin vs. Flavia Pennetta

Dementieva, Pennetta and Peer are the only seeded players in the quarterfinals.


George said...

I have a good feeling about Shahar. She has played well so far and the draw has opened up nicely for her.

Diane said...

Shahar has started this season off well. I'm glad; it's nice to have her back competing at a high level.