All Americans Out of the Pool at WTA Charleston


Posted on April 17, 2009

Even with the Williams sisters entered, there were no American players left at the Family Circle Cup after the completion of the third round on Thursday.

Serena Williams withdrew before the tournament even began with a thigh injury. Big sister Venus lost on Thursday in a shock straight-set exit to No. 16-seeded German Sabine Lisicko 6-4, 7-6(5).

The two remaining Americans managed only seven games between them in losses on the clay. Unseeded Varvara Lepchenko was rolled 6-1, 6-1 by top-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia. Qualifier Melanie Oudin lost 6-4, 6-1 to No. 6-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.

Other winners Thursday into the quarterfinals were (13) Virginie Razzano over (3) Vera Zvonareva who retired in the first ste with injury; Melinda Czink upsetting (4) Nadia Petrova in three sets; (5) Caroline Wozniacki besting (10) Peng Shuai; (7) Dominika Cibulkova outlasting Anastasia Rodionova in three; and unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina defeating Viktoriya Kutuzova.

Rankings
ATP - Dec 15 WTA - Dec 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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