Wozniacki Leads Loaded 2011 Madrid Field
by Jeremy Davis | April 30th, 2011, 6:23 pm

Save for the injured Kim Clijsters and Venus and Serena Williams, virtually the entire Top 20 has turned out for the Mutua Madrid Open this week in Spain, where Caroline Wozniacki will attempt to live-up to her world No. 1 seeding.

The No. 1 Dane is looking at a juicy third-round meeting with German Julia “Gorgeous” Goerges, who powered her off the court in the Stuttgart final roughly a week ago. Goerges opens against No. 14 seed Kaia Kanepi, and will likely face wildcard and former No. 1 Dinara Safina in the second round.

Also in the first quarter, No. 5 Sam Stosur is up against it right away facing Gisela Dulko in her opener, with the winner to face the Daniela Hantuchova vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm victor.

Former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, the top seed in the second quarter, opens against Spanish wildcard Laura Pous-Tio, then will likely face the winner of Spanish wildcard Anabel Medina Garrigues, who is coming off a title run last week, and Lucie Safarova.

Defending French Open champ and No. 3 seed Francesca Schiavone opens against China’s Shuai Peng, while No. 6-seeded Chinese Na Li starts with a tester against Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. No. 9 seed Shahar Peer and Alisa Kleybanova will play big-girl tennis in the first round, and No. 15 Ana Ivanovic will attempt to find her claycourt touch against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

In the bottom quarter No. 2 Vera Zvonareva opens against the near-retirement Patty Schnyder, No. 8 Maria Sharapova takes on wildcard and former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus, and No. 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova will battle the diminutive Dominika Cibulkova.

In last year’s final Aravane Rezai shocked Venus Williams 6-2, 7-5, and in 2009 Wozniacki was stopped in the final by Safina.

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10 Comments for Wozniacki Leads Loaded 2011 Madrid Field

Kimmi Says:

I couldn`t see the gorgeous Goerges in this draw. where is she..

Kimmi Says:

ok, wrong goerges is there

Kimberly Says:

R Venus and Serena ever going to play again?

Kimmi Says:

following the live score for georges match. she gets a higher ranked kanepi for the first round. manage to turn the match around.

Hope she wins. she was 5-2 up serving for the match and get broken. 5-4 now, one more try!

Kimmi Says:

Oh god, she must be so nervous, double faulting! c’mon finish

Kimmi Says:

yay! match point!

no, celebrating too early..duece

Kimmi Says:

another match point!

Kimmi Says:

back to duece, i have a bad feeling now! missing match points is no good :(

Kimmi Says:

match point again..

Kimmi Says:

phew! she got it. what a come back. difficult when one is ranked lower. you have to climb your way up with tough draw early on!

Great she was able to pass her first test.

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