Americans Haynes, Spears, Oudin, Perry, Brengle Qualify at WTA Charleston


Posted on April 12, 2009

Five Americans qualified to the main draw Sunday at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

Angela Haynes, Abigail Spears, Melanie Oudin, Shenay Perry and Madison Brengle moved into the main draw, with all winning their final-round qualifying matches in straight sets, save for Brengle who won when her opponent retired with the American leading 5-2 in the final set.

Haynes had to win two matches Sunday due to her doubles success at Ponte Vedra Beach the day before. Haynes beat Ekaterina Afinogenova in straight sets, then beat Taipei's Chin-Wei Chan in straight sets.

Canada's Marie-Eve Pelletier ended the hopes of American Washington.php' title='Mashona Washington' id='namelink'>Mashona Washington in the final round.

The Top 8 seeds at the Family Circle Cup this week are Elena Dementieva, Venus Williams, Vera Zvonareva, Nadia Petrova, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Dominika Cibulkova, and Patty Schnyder.

In last year's final Serena Williams, with withdrew from Charleston this year with a thigh injury, outlasted Vera Zvonareva 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

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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