Dokic Stumbles Tuesday at Hyderabad


Posted on February 9, 2005

Top-seeded Na Li of China led all four seeds in play into the second round Tuesday at the WTA stop in Hyderabad, India, defeating Swiss Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6-3, 6-3.

Other seeded winners on the day were (2) Anna-Lena Groenefeld (d. (Q) Minella), (6)Tamarine Tansugarn (d. (Q) Amanmuradova 6-1 in the third), and (8) Maria Kirilenko (d. (LL) Poutchek).

Former Top 10er Jelena Dokic, currently ranking outside the Top 200 on the WTA Rankings, hobbled to a straight-set loss to Mara Santangelo, nursing an injured thigh.

Other un-seeds into round two in Hyderabad were Melinda Czink (d. Uberoi, coming from a set down), India's sweetheart Sania Mirza (d. Sescioreanu), Evie Dominikovic (d. (LL) Hisamatsu), and (Q) Jarmila Gajdosova (d. (Q) Ting).

On tap for Wednesday in This-Field-is-Bad are Bondarenko vs. Czink, Zheng vs. Mirza, Dominikovic vs. Obziler, Pelletier vs. Peer, Tanasugarn vs. Sun, Santangelo vs. Kirilenko, Gajdosova vs. Groenefeld, and Li vs. Salerni.
Rankings
ATP - Apr 14 WTA - Apr 14
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Richard Gasquet9 Maria Sharapova
10 Milos Raonic10 Dominika Cibulkova
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