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Stuttgart Thursday Summary





April 27, 2012



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Thursday Summary

Singles - Second Round: (1) Victoria Azarenka def. Andrea Petkovic 6-2 4-4, retired (right ankle injury)
That was a depressingly short comeback. An event and a half, and Andrea Petkovic is hurt again. Meaning that she won't rise above #12. Neither will Victoria Azarenka, but that's because she has gone as high as it is possible to go....

Singles - Second Round: (3) Petra Kvitova d. Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-2
For Petra Kvitova, that's two matches in a row against Francesca Schiavone. Without much change in the outcome. Not much change in the rankings, either; Kvitova cannot move this week, and Schiavone had no chance to move up, only down. With Petkovic out, she won't move at all.

Singles - Second Round: (5) Samantha Stosur def. Julia Goerges 6-2 2-6 6-3
The good news for Julia Goerges, such as it is, is that her points from Stuttgart 2011 are already off, so this doesn't cost her anything -- indeed, she should rise from #21 to #20. But that is a high as she will go, and of course this was her big chance to gain points in Germany....

Singles - Second Round: Angelique Kerber def. (6) Caroline Wozniacki 6-1 6-2
And the Great Dane Slump continues. Caroline Wozniacki will stay #1 for now -- the next result guarantees it -- but for how much longer? Angelique Kerber is still at #14, but each additional win will gain her another ranking spot. It will be interesting to see who is the top German two or three weeks from now.

Singles - Second Round: (WC) Mona Barthel def. (7) Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1
How many seeds will Germany have at Roland Garros? It's starting to look as if it might be four: Petkovic, Lisicki, Kerber -- and Mona Barthel. With this, she rises to probably #31. Marion Bartoli is still #7 in safe points, but that may not last....

Singles - Second Round: (8) Li Na def. (LL) Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4 6-4
Li Na now needs only one more win to tie Marion Bartoli in the contest for #7.

Doubles - Quarterfinal: (1) Peschke/Srebotnik def. Barrois/Woehr 6-2 6-3

Doubles - Quarterfinal: Goerges/Groenefeld def. Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova 6-4 7-5

Doubles - Quarterfinal: Dulko/Suarez def. Jans-Ignacik/Zhang 6-4 6-3
This should take Paola Suarez above #75.


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