Roddick Tries to Shake Funk; Winston-Salem, WTA Previews
Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University
Seeds: Andy Roddick, Jurgen Melzer, Alexandr Dolgopolov, John Isner, Nikolay Davydenko, Kevin Anderson, Juan Monaco, Marcos Baghdatis, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Robin Haase, Dmitry Tursunov, Pablo Andujar, Jarkko Nieminen, Grigor Dimitrov, Santiago Giraldo, Igor Kunitsyn
Floaters: (WC) Lleyton Hewitt, Gilles Muller, Ryan Harrison, James Blake, Donald Young, Bernard Tomic
Notes: The new event with the 48-man draw replaces the former men’s event at New Haven on the ATP calendar; top-seeded Roddick in need of some wins after first-round meltdown loss in Cincy; Roddick looking at possible 3rd round meeting again Hewitt; other potential opening-round matches of interest (after seeded byes) are (12) Andujar vs. Muller, (6) Anderson vs. Harrison, (10) Haase vs. Blake, (14) Dimitrov vs. Young, and (2) Melzer vs. Tomic; the qualifying draw includes (WC) Christian Harrison and Kei Nishikori.
New Haven Open at Yale
New Haven, Conn.
Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na, Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli, Agnieszka Radwanska, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Floaters: (WC) Christina McHale, Nadia Petrova, Flavia Pennetta, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Kirilenko
Notes: The 43rd edition of the tournament features the struggling world No. 1 Wozniacki, who was ousted early in Cincinnati by the American wildcard McHale, who opens against (6) Kuznetsova; other openers of interest are (1) Wozniacki after a bye likely facing Petrova, (4) Bartoli vs. Hantuchova, and (2) Na after a bye likely facing Kirilenko; returning champs in the field are the three-time defending champ Wozniacki (2010-08) and Kuznetsova (2007).
Texas Tennis Open
Seeds: Shuai Peng, Dominika Cibulkova, Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer, Sabine Lisicki, Shahar Peer, Jarmila Gajdosova, Irina-Camelia Begu
Floaters: Alize Cornet, Sania Mirza, Mirjana Lucic
Notes: (1) Peng starts against (WC) Melanie Oudin, (3) Goerges vs. Cornet, (5) Lisicki vs. Mirza, and (2) Cibulkova vs. Lucic; this is a first-time event on the WTA tour.
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