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Thursday Women's Tennis Summary
Singles - Quarterfinal: (1) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (WC) Alison Van Uytvanck 6-2 6-1
Still not much energy expended by Agnieszka Radwanska -- but still no points gained, either. The next match will count, but not enough to make any real difference.
Singles - Quarterfinal: Simona Halep def. (4) Dominika Cibulkova 6-0 4-6 6-3
This was the late singles match, and it took about two hours plus a rain delay. Will that affect Simona Halep in the semifinal? She is at about #42 -- and would rise to about #37 with a final.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (8) Kaia Kanepi def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3 6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova earned enough points that she will probably hit the Top Forty -- but with no margin to spare; if Halep makes the final, then Pironkova will be #41.
Singles - Quarterfinal: Sofia Arvidsson def. (Q) Urszula Radwanska 7-5 6-4
Is Sofia Arvidsson actually mastering clay? That would be a nice accomplishment for this stage of her career. Unfortunately, she is in a tough spot in the rankings, but this will probably take her above #60.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Bondarenko/Niculescu def. Jurak/Marosi 6-1 7-6(7-2)
Doubles - Semifinal: (4) Mattek-Sands/Mirza def. Dellacqua/Rodionova 6-3 4-6 10-5 (Match TB)
A week ago, Bethanie Mattek-Sands was down to #59 in doubles. She rose to #53 this week. With this, she will be firmly back in the Top Fifty.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (2) Francesca Schiavone def. Johanna Larsson 6-0 6-3
This should take Francesca Schiavone to #13. If she can make the final, she will be #12.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (WC) Alize Cornet def. (4) Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6(7-2) 7-6(7-5)
Could Alize Cornet finally be coming back to life? She costs Anabel Medina Garrigues the chance to return to the Top Thirty.
Singles - Quarterfinal: Pauline Parmentier def. (Q) Alexandra Panova 6-3 6-3
And, with this, we are guaranteed a French finalist, because Pauline Parmentier faces Cornet next. This takes Parmentier to around #60; a final would leave her a little below #50.
Singles - Quarterfinal: Sloane Stephens def. Ayumi Morita 6-3 6-4
This will take Sloane Stephens to probably just below #70. And if she is doing this on clay, what will she do on hardcourts?
Doubles - Semifinal: (2) Govortsova/Jans-Ignacik def. Cadantu/Keothavong 6-2 6-1
No new withdrawals....