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 - Aug 31 WTA - Aug 31
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Petra Kvitova
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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