Friday, July 26, 2013

Both Radwanskas reach Stanford quarterfinals

A-Rad and U-Rad have both entered the Bank of the West quarterfinal draw. Agnieszka, as the top seed, had a bye in the first round, and defeated Francesca Schiavone in the second. Urszula beat Christina McHale in the first set, then yesterday, she defeated Daniela Hantuchova in straight tiebreak sets in the second round.

Olga Govortsova, who upset Sam Stosur in the second round, is also into the quarterfinals. And Vera Dushevina, who hadn't won a main draw match the entire year, won both of her qualifying rounds, then easily beat Marina Erakovic in the opening round. Yesterday the "other Russian" deftly handled Madison Keys in straight sets.

Dominika Cibulkova squeaked by Stefanie Voegele 7-5, 7-6 in the second round. Voegele hit ten aces--it's nice to see her playing consistently well these days.

Nicole Gibbs, making her pro debut with a wild card, took the second set off of Jamie Hampton, but did not survive the second round against her countrywoman.

Here is the quarterfinal draw:

Agnieszka Radwanska (1) vs. Varvara Lepchenko (6)
Jamie Hampton (4) vs. Vera Dushevina (Q)
Urszula Radwanska (7) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (3)
Sorana Cirstrea (5) vs. Olga Govortsova

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