Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Twelve IW qualifiers represent ten different countries.

Twelve women from 10 different countries earned their places in the WTA main draw at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open with wins in the final round of qualifying Tuesday at the Indian Wells tennis Garden.

Canadian Rebecca Marino recovered from a lackluster second set to defeat Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-3 1-6 6-2. The 20 year old, who reached her first tour-level final in Memphis last month, is making her BNP Paribas Open debut.

A pair of Spaniards and Romanians advanced. Laura Pous-Tio edged American wild card Madison Keys 6-3 7-6(2) and Nuria Llagostera Vives beat Ukrainian Olga Svachuk 6-2 2-6 6-3, while Sorana Cirstea rallied past Puerto Rican Monica Puig 3-6 6-4 6-1 and Monica Niculsecu dismissed German Kathrin Woerle 6-1 6-4.

Julie Hampton was the lone American woman to win through to the main draw, holding a 6-4 3-0 lead when Russian Ksenia Pervak retired from the match.

Other qualifiers include Czech Lucie Hradecka, France’s Alize Kornet, Austrian Tamira Paszek, China’s Shuai Zhang, Japan’s Misaki Doi and Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.

And now, who qualified and who they will play;

Jamie Hampton will play wild card Sloane Stephens in an all American show down!
Misaki Doi drew Anna Chakvetadze.
Rebecca Marino plays Ekaterina Makarova.
Laura Pous Tio go up against German Angelique Kerber.
Shuai Zhang comes up against Ayumi Morita.
Tamira Paszek plays veteran Anabel Medina Garrigues.
In a battle of two qualifiers Kirsten Flipkens plays Lucie Hradecka.
A resurgent Alize Cornet drew Patty Schnyder.
Romanina pair Monica Niculescu and Sorana Cirstea drew Anastasia Rodionova and Alla Kudryavtseva respectively.


Carlos said...

Moi Lolita might be able to take out Schnyder. Is this the begining of the farewell tour for Schnyder?

I was hoping Lucic could have made it to the main draw, it was not the case. Hope she has better luck in Miami.

Carlos said...

Day one in the books.

Moi Lita took out Schnyder just I thought, but not this easy.

Coco, Oudin, Bethanie won a good day for the Americans.

Captain your Sorana went down in the first round.

A bit disappointed Captain, I was expecting a bit more post from I.W. BTW March Madness in full swing.

Carlos said...

Just to update Urszula and Bojana are in another three setter. Urszula up 4-2 in the third. Oh, and Syracuse is in a dog fight against St. Johns in the second half, in the Big East Tournament QF.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Sorry Carlos, haven't been able to post, very busy at Uni! however, Im sure things are quieting down now!

Also I think Bojana and the other Radwanska girl could a very strong rivalry in the future, if this is how they have started against each other!

Carlos said...

That is OK Captain I like to give a hard time to the people that I like! :)

Good luck in your school year! First few weeks of school are always hectic no matter at what level.

Urszula and Bojana tie at 4 in the third set. Yes you are right Captain, it is becoming a good rivalry.

Carlos said...

Captain I'll leave up t you to post the final score. It didn't disappoint.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Okay Carlos :)

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