Wednesday, 29 September 2010

News at ATP Bangkok, ATP Kuala Lumpar and WTA Tokyo

Yesterday we saw Del Potro beaten by Rocchus on his first match after returning from an injury, sustained in January. Many believed that he could go on to meet Nadal later in the tournament but he does not seem to have regained his form.

At Tokyo, the champion, Sharapova is out in the first round, after losing 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to Kimiko Date of Japan, a day before Date's 40th birthday. On other news Kim Clisters has pulled out of the China Open next month after having an operation on her foot to remove moles.


Today's scores were:

ATP Bangkok

Becker beat Zverev 6-1, 6-4. Benjamin Becker eased past the first round, after overcoming his compatriot Zverev.

Gulbis beat Schuttler 7-6, 6-7, 6-4. Gulbis had to work hard to make it into the Quarter Finals, after going through two tie breaks.

Brands beat De Bakker 7-6(2), 1-6, 7-6(7). De Bakker fought hard, however lost, against Brands, after an epic tie break in the last set, finishing 9-7, and having a match point saved by Brands.

Melzer beat Sela 6-3, 6-4. Melzer beat Sela in a convincing fashion.

Garcia-Lopez beat Serra 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5. One more epic match which went all the way, but in the end the higher ranked player won.

ATP Kuala Lumpur

Istomin beat Ilhan 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Another 3 set match, where we Istomin coming back from a set down to advance to the 2nd round.

Ferrer beat Tomic 6-3, 6-4. The high seed player, Ferrer, eased past Tomic.

Roger Vasselin beat Cermak 6-0, 6-4. Roger Vasselin eased through into the 2nd round, with the first bagel of the day in ATP tournaments.

Baghdatis beat Giraldo 7-5, 7-5. The Cypriot seeded 6 at Malaysia was slightly tested but eventually beat Giraldo in 2 sets.

Youzhny beat Dolgopolov 6-1, 5-7, 7-5. After starting well the newly crowned, world number 9 and semi finalist at the US open, was pulled into 3 sets.

Raonic beat Stakhovsky 6-7(8), 7-6(9), 6-3. The seventh seed was beaten by Raonic in 3 sets, after taking the first set.

Andreev beat Davydenko 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-3. The biggest shock of the men's tour today was defending champion, Davydenko being beaten in three sets.

WTA Tokyo

Wozniaki beat Pavlychenkova 6-1, 6-2. The world number 2 eased through the world number 20 in just two sets to advance into the Quarter Finals.

Radwanska beat Petkovic 6-3, 6-3. The world number 9 advances into the Quarter Finals to play Wozniaki.

Vandweghe beat Gorges 6-3, 6-0. She is the only Quarter finalist to be outside of the top 32 but she did have an easy opponent to reach to this stage.

Azarenka beat Bartoli 6-2, ret. Azarenka advances to the Quarter Finals to face Vandweghe, after Bartoli retired.

Schiavone beat Date Krumm 6-3, 6-3. Schiavone puts a halt to Date Krumm's dream run at her home country of beating Sharapova and making it into the third round. However, Schiavone will be going into the Quarter Finals.

Kanepi beat Jankovic 6-4, 6-4. The world number 6 and former number one was beaten by the world number 25, who will be going on to face Sciavone in the Quarter Finals.

Dementiava beat Pennetta 6-4, 6-2. The world number 10 keeps the trend of straight set wins to beat the world number 22, in order to reach the Quarter Finals.

Zvonareva beat Vinci 6-4, 6-0. Zvonareva rounds up the Quarter Finalists and will be facing Dementiava.

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I will be posting tomorrow as well.

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