Hip-Hip For Chanda
Well it appears that Chanda can play on clay too. She took out a darn good clay-courter in ASV.
"WAY TO GO - CHANDA" "GOOD LUCK"
Seles advances; Rubin ousts Sanchez-Vicario
Monica Seles, the heavy favorite to title this week, dispatched Spaniard Marta Marrero, 7-5, 6-2.
Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Top-seeded American Monica Seles reached the quarterfinals, but second-seeded and defending champion Arantxa Sanchez- Vicario was an upset victim at the hands of American Chanda Rubin Wednesday at the clay-court Madrid Open.
Seles, the heavy favorite to title this week, dispatched Spaniard Marta Marrero, 7-5, 6-2, but Sanchez-Vicario, one of Spain's all-time tennis greats, was sent packing by the unseeded Rubin, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), at this final French Open tune-up.
Sanchez-Vicario claimed this championship last year by stopping Angeles Montolio in an all-Spanish final.
Another upset occurred on Day 3 when Colombian Fabiola Zuluaga dismissed eighth-seeded Italian Rita Grande, 7-5, 7-5. Grande upended Montolio here on Tuesday.
One other seed advanced to the round of eight, as No. 5 Anna Smashnova of Israel leveled Australian Alicia Molik, 7-5, 6-2, to set-up a battle with Seles.
Seles and Smashnova are the only seeds still standing this week.
In Wednesday's other second-round action, Spaniard Magui Serna subdued Aussie Nicole Pratt, 6-2, 6-2; France's Emilie Loit handled Zimbabwe's Cara Black, 6-4, 6-4; Argentine Paola Suarez defeated Russian Dinara Safina, 7-5, 6-1; and another Argentine, Clarisa Fernandez, held off American Marissa Irvin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
Thursday's other quarters will pit Rubin against Serna, Loit versus Zuluaga and Suarez against Fernandez in a rare all-Argentine affair.
The winner of this $170,000 tournament will claim $27,000
Last edited by GogoGirl; May 22nd, 2002 at 08:06 PM.