Thursday, November 4, 2010

Seeds 1 and 3 out in Bali

Top seed Li Na went out in the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions today. Li was defeated 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 by wild card Kimiko Date Krumm. Also going out was 3rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. It took Ana Ivanovic just over 56 minutes to defeat Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1.

Pavlyuchenkova, as is often the case, had problems with her serve. The talented young Russian's serve is inconsistent, and she will need to do something about it if she wants to continue to go up the rankings.


Anonymous said...

How do you even get a wild card into an event like this? If it's a best of, I can understand alternate, but wild card...? Or was it because they were short the requisite number of participants and Date-Krumm was runner-up in one of the International tournaments?

Diane said...

I haven't bothered to try to figure it out because of traveling, coming back, and perhaps a general disinclination to do so. My first guess is that there just weren't enough international tournament winners that were not already in Doha. said...

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