Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vesnina upsets Sharapova in Beijing

Maria Sharapova, the 12th seed in Beijing, was defeated 7-6, 6-2 today by countrywoman Elena Vesnina. All other seeded players survived today except for Victoria Azarenka, who retired with--here we go again--a left thigh strain.

In a match-up of two players who competed against each other in a thrilling Wimbledon quarterfinal, Petra Kvitova was again victorious over Kaia Kanepi. Kvitova won 7-5, 6-7, 6-2 in a match that lasted over 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Doubles top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta won their second round match, 6-3, 6-3, against Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.


Todd Spiker said...

One has to wonder if Azarenka needs to get together with a new trainer to get herself into better condition, both strength-wise and cardio. She just has too many strains, pulls and issues with playing in heat for what is supposed to be a "top" player in top condition. Look at how much Wozniacki has improved herself physically in a relatively short period of time with a better training regimen over the past year (and especially since Wimbledon). Azarenka would be wise to follow suit.

Diane said...

I've wondered the same thing. And since it is very hot at a number of tournaments, her vulnerability is costing her a lot.