Four Americans Into 2nd Rd at WTA Charleston; Tuesday Schedule


Posted on April 13, 2009

Vania King led four unseeded Americans into the second round on Monday at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

King upset No. 14 seed Olga Govortsova 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3 in the only seeded upset of the day.

Other unseeded American winners were Julie Ditty, Varvara Lepchenko, and qualifier Melanie Oudin.

The first three seeds to take the courts were all winners, with No. 10 seed Peng Shuai topping wildcard Anastasia Pivovarova 6-0, 6-2; No. 11 seed Alona Bondarenko beating Anne Kremer 6-4, 6-0; and No. 13 seed Virginie Razzano beating American wildcard Mallory Cecil 6-1, 6-2.

Seeds scheduled for Tuesday in Charleston include American [12] Mattek-Sands vs. Duque Marino, [3] Zvonareva vs. de Los Rios, [6] Bartoli vs. [Q] Sevastova, Mayr vs. [4] Petrova, [1] Dementieva vs. Ditty, [Q] Perry vs. [15] Zahlavova Strycova, [Q] Spears vs. [9] Wozniak, and [16] Lisicki vs. [Q] Pelletier.

Defending champion Serena Williams is sitting out the event this year with a thigh injury.

 
Rankings
ATP - Apr 14 WTA - Apr 14
1 Rafael Nadal1 Serena Williams
2 Novak Djokovic2 Na Li
3 Stanislas Wawrinka3 Agnieszka Radwanska
4 Roger Federer4 Victoria Azarenka
5 Tomas Berdych5 Simona Halep
6 David Ferrer6 Petra Kvitova
7 Juan Martin Del Potro7 Angelique Kerber
8 Andy Murray8 Jelena Jankovic
9 Richard Gasquet9 Maria Sharapova
10 Milos Raonic10 Dominika Cibulkova
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