Sharapova Wins, Plays Again at French Open
Posted on May 31, 2007
Women's tennis trudged on in typical Grand Slam "wake me when it's the quarterfinals" fashion on Wednesday at the French Open when with every player in action, there was one seeded upset when Ioana Ralucca Olaru beat No. 30 Julia Vakulenko 6-4, 6-1.
Seeded winners Wednesday were (1) Justine Henin (d. Paszek), (2) Maria Sharapova (d. Loit), (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova (d. Bychkova, bagel in the first), (4) Jelena Jankovic (d. Castano), (5) Amelie Mauresmo (d. Granville, bagel in the first), (6) Nicole Vaidisova (d. Amanmuradova), (7) Ana Ivanovic (d. Arvidsson, bagel in the second), (9) Anna Chakvetadze (d. Molik), (10) Dinara Safina (d. Obziler 1-and-0), (12) Daniela Hantuchova (d. Kostanic Tosic), (13) Elena Dementieva (d. M.Johansson), (14) Patty Schnyder (d. Sucha in three), (15) Shahar Peer (d. Kanepi), (16) Na Li (d. Parmentier in three), (17) Katarina Srebotnik (d. Rodionova in three), (18) Marion Bartoli (d. Petkovic after losing bagel in the first), (19) Tathiana Garbin (d. Llagostera Vives), (20) Sybille Bammer (d. Savchuk, bagel in the first), (21) Ai Sugiyama (d. Bimerova), (22) Alona Bondarenko (d. Benesova, bagel in the first), (23) Francesca Schiavone (d. Bacsinszky), (24) Anabel Medina Garrigues (d. Lepchenko in three), (25) Lucie Safarova (d. Beygelzimer), (26) Venus Williams (d. Harkleroad), (27) Samantha Stosur (d. Kirilenko in three), (28) Mara Santangelo (d. Tanasugarn), (29) Gisela Dulko (d. Hsieh), and (32) Martina Muller (d. DeLos Rios).
No. 8 seed Serena Williams' match with Milagros Sequera was postponed due to darkness.
Highlights of Thursday play at Roland Garros is (8) Serena Williams vs. Milagros Sequera, (5) Amelie Mauresmo vs. Nathalie Dechy in an all-French, (2) Maria Sharapova vs. Jill Craybas, title threat (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Meghann Shaughnessy, and (7) Ana Ivanovic vs. Sania Mirza in an all pin-up.