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 - Mar 23 WTA - Mar 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Andy Murray4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Stan Wawrinka8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 Tomas Berdych9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Marin Cilic10 Andrea Petkovic
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