Jankovic Headlines; Only 1 American Direct Entry at WTA Cincinnati
by Jeremy Davis | August 7th, 2010
  • 1 Comment

The sadly-slowing American drumbeat goes on this week at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open. World No. 1 Serena Williams is sidelined with a cut foot, and elder sister Venus is out with a tweaked knee. No Americans are seeded, and only one American, Melanie Oudin, got directly into the main draw via her ranking (barely).


This comes on the heels of the news that no American men will be ranked in the Top 10 Monday — for the first time ever.

Jelena Jankovic is the top seed in Cincinnati, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva, Kim Clijsters, Francesca Schiavone, Vera Zvonareva, Aggie Radwanska, Na Li, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Flavia Pennetta, Yanina Wickmayer, Shahar Peer, Aravane Rezai, Nadia Petrova and Marion Bartoli.

First-round matches of interest are No. 9 Azarenka vs. former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, No. 5 Schiavone potentially versus Oudin in the second round, No. 4 Clijsters potentially versus Dinara Safina second round in a battle for former No. 1s, No. 11 Pennetta coming off a long week opening against Jie Zheng, and the prime-time opener, Maria Sharapova vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova.

If form holds, pencil in Jankovic and Clijsters in the top semifinal. The bottom semifinal is wide open, as neither top seeds Wozniacki and Dementieva have been making waves on hardcourt.

Wildcards went to Americans Christina McHale, who starts against the No. 15 Petrova; Jamie Hampton who opens against Italian Sara Errani, and Coco Vandeweghe, who will face German Andrea Petkovic.

Former champs in the field are Jankovic (2009), Petrova (2008), and Zvonareva (2006).


Also Check Out:
Jankovic Remembers Former No. 1 Days, Beating Safina for Cincinnati Title
Tsonga, Del Potro Make Shanghai Masters Cup Debut Sunday
2014 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest — Enter Now!
Oudin Beats Jankovic, Wins 1st Career Title Monday at WTA Birmingham
Women’s Zzzzzzzzzzs at Wimbledon

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

One Comment for Jankovic Headlines; Only 1 American Direct Entry at WTA Cincinnati

joe Says:

Coco is the real deal if she can drop 10-15 pounds to get quicker and stops trying to whale everything for a winner.

Top story: It's An All Swiss Monte Carlo Final: Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka, Who's The Pick?
Most Recent story: Novak Djokovic: The Good Thing Is I Don't Need Wrist Surgery, But I Don't When I Can Play Tennis Again
  • Recent Comments
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
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Twitter | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2013 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.