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2012 Daily Tennis News Wire -
Roland Garros
Paris, France
Women's Tuesday Tennis Summary

Roland Garros
Singles - Quarterfinal: (6) Samantha Stosur def. (15) Dominika Cibulkova 6-4 6-1
Talk about efficient: This settled both the Top Five and the Top Ten. Samantha Stosur will hit the former, knocking Serena Williams down to #6; Dominika Cibulkova will not hit the latter, meaning that Li Na will probably cling to the #10 spot. Cibulkova will be #11.

Singles - Quarterfinal: (21) Sara Errani def. (10) Angelique Kerber 6-3 7-6(7-2)
If the previous match settled the Top Ten, this settled who will be Italy's #1. Sara Errani overtakes Flavia Pennetta to earn the #1 Italian position. She will be reaching the Top Fifteen, although we won't know just how high she will go until we see how Kaia Kanepi performs against Maria Sharapova. Angelique Kerber moves up to #9, but loses her chance to reach #8.

Doubles - Quarterfinal: . (5) Hlavackova/Hradecka def. (2) Peschke/Srebotnik 6-1 5-7 7-6(7-4)
It's amazing. Hlavackova/Hradecka don't do this even at other clay events, let along on other surfaces. But they have now won ten straight matches here. This is likely to be bad news for Peschke/Srebotnik when Wimbledon comes off. It's possible they will lose the #3 and #4 rankings as early as this week, and a lot more likely that they will lose them then. This should let Lucie Hradecka stay Top Fifteen; Andrea Hlavackova still needs one more win to stay there.

Doubles - Quarterfinal: (7) Kirilenko/Petrova def. (3) King/Shvedova 6-3 6-4
King/Shvedova were semifinalists last year, so they lose some points and fall from #5 and #6 to no better than #7 and #8. That means that Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci have now clinched at least the #5 and #6 ranking. Maria Kirilenko is up to #9, with Elena Vesnina down to #10; Nadia Petrova is at #11 in safe points. We currently show the Top Ten as follows:
1..(1) HUBER ............. 9590
1..(1) RAYMOND ........... 9590
3..(3) PESCHKE ........... 7305
4..(4) SREBOTNIK ......... 7305
5..(8) ERRANI .............6840*
6..(9) VINCI ............. 6840*
7..(5) SHVEDOVA ...........6155
8..(6) KING ...............6115
9.(12) KIRILENKO ......... 5690*
10..(7) VESNINA ........... 5450

Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinal: (5) Vesnina/Paes def. (1) Huber/Mirnyi 4-6 7-5 10-5 (Match TB)
Another clear triumph for Mixed rankings, which would have promoted Vesnina/Paes to #2 (actually co-#1) and dropped Huber/Mirnyi to #6.

Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinal: Voskoboeva/Bracciali def. Llagostera Vives/Marach 6-1 6-2
This, on the other hand, shows a genuine if hard-to-avoid weakness of mixed doubles rankings: The fact that we calculate them over three years. Galina Voskoboeva didn't turn into a serious player until about a year ago. So her Mixed ranking is certainly weaker than her current level of skill....



 

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