Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Twelve IW qualifiers represent ten different countries.
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.