Tuesday, May 24, 2011
So I was mentioned on Radio Roland Garros...Oh there were some matched played too.
And now to the tennis; nearly all the seeds advanced as they should with the exception of Petrova and Zakopalova, sorry but I can't even pretend to be surprised here. Petrova was sent packing by Australian Anastasia Rodionova 6-7 6-3 6-4 and Zakopalova was beaten by Chinese Taipei qualifier 7-5 6-1. The only pleasing note of Petrova's career at the moment is that she has toned down her attire sporting a much more subtle outfit than what she would normal...and it was a nice breath of fresh air for her. And I would now be able to view her match with out holding back laughter at her chosen or not-so chosen attire. There was one more on-paper upset as the spiraling down Aravane Rezai was bounced from Roland Garros 6-3 6-3 by Irina-Camelia Begu. Again, one positive Rezai along with other French players will be wearing a black ribbon in honour of Virginie Razzano's late fiance.
Things went easier for the other seeds in action led by top seed Caroline Wozniacki who defeated Japanese come back Queen Kimiko Date Krumm 6-0 6-2 and third seeded Vera Zvonereva showed a better performance on clay scoring a 6-3 6-3 victory over Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Zvonereva's result is relieving as she has struggled to transfer smoothly to clay and is yet to really have a solid performance on the red dirt this year.
12th and 25th seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Kirilenko advanced with routine 6-1 6-2 and 7-6 6-2 victories respectively. Sania Mirza advanced easily and will now play Radwanska in the second round. Other winners included 16th seed Kaia Kanepi, 9th seed Petra Kvitova, 29th seed Peng Shuai and 28th seed Daniela Hantuchova.