Safina, Kirilenko Lead Russian Winners at WTA Berlin


Posted on May 9, 2006

Russia's No. 10 seed Dinara Safina (d. Sanchez Lorenzo) and No. 15 Maria Kirilenko (d. Vinci) led the winners Monday at the WTA claycourt stop in Berlin.

The only other seed in action, No. 14 Ai Sugiyama, was outlasted in three sets by France's Virginie Razzano.

A slew of unseeded Russians also advanced into the second round Monday in Anna Chakvetadze (d. Benesova), Vera Zvonareva (d. Dulko from a set down), and Vera Dushevina (d. (Q) Garbin from a set down).

On court Tuesday are Laine vs. Schruff, Dechy vs. Zheng, N.Li vs. Ivanovic, Muller vs. Craybas, Pennetta vs. Hingis, Kloesel vs. Castano, Likhovtseva vs. Pous Tio, Srebotnik vs. Jankovic, Daniilidou vs. Koukalova, Ani vs. Suarez, Panova vs. Medina Garrigues, and Vakulenko vs. Domachowska.
Rankings
ATP - Dec 15 WTA - Dec 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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