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PYW Zürich - Second Qualifying Round | Please Vote!

PYW Zürich

Welcome to Zürich, Switzerland! The last year of Zürich has arrived. Although it has been downgraded, the field looks strong nontheless. Defending champion Tatiana Golovin passes, due to an injury. Last year's runner-up Jelena Jankovic and 2006 champion Daniela Hantuchova are among the favourites. Even the first qualifying round contains a blockbuster when this year's two times titlist Jie Zheng takes on US Openn runner-up Anna-Lena Grönefeld. But who will prevail eventually? Vote now as the Zürich Open gets started with the qualifying competition!

Ranking Points:
Tier II (32, $600.000):
W - 275
F - 190
SF - 125
QF - 70
R16 - 35
R32 - 1
Qualifier - 15*
Q3 - 10
Q2 - 5
Q1 - 1
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.

Previous Finals:
2004: Magdalena Maleeva BUL beat Elena Bovina RUS | 4-6 7-5 6-3
Daniela Hantuchova SVK lost to Magdalena Maleeva BUL | 4-6 0-6
Daniela Hantuchova SVK beat Anastasia Myskina RUS | 6-4 6-4
2007: Jelena Janković SRB [3] lost to Tatiana Golovin FRA | 5-7 1-6

The Favourites:

First Quarter: Jie Zheng CHN [1]

Second Quarter: Marta Domachowska POL [8]

Third Quarter: Sorana Cirstea ROU [3]

Fourth Quarter: Iveta Benesova CZE [5]

Second Qualifying Round:
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER vs Yanina Wickmayer BEL
Mathilde Johansson FRA vs Tsvetana Pironkova BUL [6]
Ai Sugiyama JPN [2] vs Chanelle Scheepers RSA
Vera Dushevina RUS vs Marta Domachowska POL [8]

Sorana Cirstea ROU [3] vs Kathrin Woerle GER
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR vs Samantha Stosur AUS [7]
Shuai Peng CHN [4] vs Sofia Arvidsson SWE
Eva Hrdinova CZE vs Iveta Benesova CZE [5]
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