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E Boks Open
Barcelona featured mostly small names in qualifying. Copenhagen, by contrast, had an amazingly big one. Anna Chakvetadze was in the draw -- unseeded. At least she was able to take advantage, upsetting top qualifying seed Lesia Tsurenko 5-7 6-4 6-2. #2 qualifying seed Melinda Czink managed to qualify, but the other two qualifiers, Annika Beck and Johanna Konta, were unseeded.
Singles - First Round: Alberta Brianti def. Kristina Barrois 6-2 3-6 6-4
Kristina Barrois remains stuck below #100.
Singles - First Round: Timea Babos def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 1-6 7-6(7-4) 7-5
This won't put Timea Babos in the Top Fifty, but it looks as if it could happen soon.
Singles - First Round: (WC) Yulia Putintseva def. (WC) Karen Barbat 6-4 7-5
Both players in this match are wildcards, but Yulia Putintseva -- although incredibly inconsistent -- has had some pretty good Challenger results. This is no surprise.
Doubles - First Round: Cornet/Parmentier def. (1) Groenefeld/Martic 6-4 6-3
Doubles - First Round: (2) Rodionova/Rodionova def. Marosi/Woerle 6-2 2-6 11-9 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: Arvidsson/Kanepi def. Abramovic/Jeflea 6-4 6-2
Doubles - First Round: Dekmeijere/Kondratieva def. Keothavong/Savinykh 0-6 6-4 11-9 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: Larsson/Woehr def. (WC) Ejdesgaard/Wozniacki 6-2 6-4
It seems pretty safe to say that Denmark won't be winning any Olympic medals in doubles....