Friday, October 21, 2011

Radwanska qualifies for WTA Championships

Agnieszka Radwanska became the 8th woman in the Istanbul field today when 3rd seed Marion Bartoli withdrew from the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup because of a viral illness. Bartoli's withdrawal gave a walkover victory to Elena Vesnina.

Top seed Vera Zvonareva was defeated 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Dominika Cibulkova, and countrywomen Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Dushevina were defeated by Kaia Kanepi and Lucie Safarova, respectively.

In Luxembourg, top seed Victoria Azarenka advanced to the semifinals by defeating Iveta Benesova, and qualifier Anne Keothavong also advanced.

Retired doubles star Janette Husarova played this past week in Luxembourg. However, she and partner Simona Halep were defeated in the semifinals today by top seeds Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Stycova.