Week of 21st March 2011:
R1: Jie Zheng (CHN) def. Sorana Cîrstea
6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3
R1: Monica Niculescu
def. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 6-1, 7-6(2)
R1: Simona Halep
def. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-2
R1: Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Edina Gallovits-Hall
R2: (26)Alexandra Dulgheru
def. Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-3, 6-2
R2: (6)Jelena Jankovic (SRB) def. Monica Niculescu
R2: (11)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) def. Simona Halep
R3: (26)Alexandra Dulgheru
def. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-2, 6-1
R1: Eirini Georgatou (GRE) def. (5)Liana-Gabriela Ungur
6-0, 2-0 Ret.
R1: Isabella Shinikova (BUL) def. (LL)Claudia Antonia Enache
R1: (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei
def. (8)Janina Toljan (AUT) 6-1, 6-0
R2: (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei
def. (SE)Benedetta Davato (ITA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
QF: (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei
def. Lucia Cervera-Vazquez (ESP) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
SF: (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei
def. (7)Arabela Fernandez-Rabener (ESP) 6-2, 7-5
F: (1)Estrella Cabeza-Candela (ESP) def. (Q)Laura-Ioana Andrei
Romanian Players of the Week:
Alexandra Dulgheru (28) reaching the fourth round of a Mandatory event on hard comfortably!
Laura-Ioana Andrei (639) reaching the final of the 10k in Madrid as a qualifier making her successful way back on the ITF tour
Romanian Upset of the Week:
Laura-Ioana Andrei(639) def. Arabela Fernandez-Rabener(485)
Romanian Fail of the Week:
Liana Ungur's(168) retirement against Georgatou(189) without winning any game!
Hopefully nothing too serious!
Romanian Fighter of the Week:
Monica Niculescu(63) beating Jovanovski(52) in straights after warding a set ball off at 5-6!
Let's hope that Alex' impressive run at Miami will be crested by another strong performance against Peng! Maybe she is finally overcoming her hard court problems.
Laura could be also very pleased with the final at Madrid! She wants to climb the rankings back as fast as possible returning to her old strength!