(6)Dinara Safina (RUS) bye
Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs Q
(12)Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs Q
(13)Na Li (CHN) vs Romina Oprandi (ITA)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) vs Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Akiko Morigami (JPN) vs Mara Santangelo (ITA)
(2)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bye
May 12th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Pretty tough section once again this week! Once again I think Dinara will prevail though!!
May 13th, 2007, 12:11 AM
I read Dinara had a cold in Berlin. She has to be ready to beat Bartoli.
May 13th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Cold or not I think she can handle Bartoli!!
May 13th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Dinara has a tough draw, and a lot of points to defend. She's in the race for the YEC, and these Tier I's are important.
Dinara and Peer play Petrova/Hantuchova
May 14th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Dinara plays doubles tomorrow.
May 15th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Dinara's section has opened up nicely for her, both Ivanovic and Li have pulled out. She'll play Kanepi in her first match
May 15th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Dinara should get thru to play Sveta, which would be a RG QF rematch.
May 15th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Dinara plays Kaia Kanepi
May 16th, 2007, 05:58 AM
Dinara must use this chance of open draw
May 16th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Dinara won after a tight first set. She will have to improve, even with this soft draw.
May 16th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Dinara plays K. Bondarenko in round 3
May 16th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Nice win today and an easy match next up!
May 17th, 2007, 07:57 AM
2006 Rome finalist Dinara Safina limped through to the third round on Wednesday 76 62 against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.
The Russian, seeded six this year, struggled with all aspects of her game until the last half of the second set, when she managed to string winners together. This was despite coming to Rome with solid results this year so far, including a tournament win (Gold Coast) and a final (Charleston).
Dinara said after the match that she felt "nervous" on court, which translated into an unending flow of unforced errors. When she hit a winner she followed it up by missing an open court, often when game or set point up. Her opponent likewise had trouble getting the ball in court, meaning that the match was overall of poor quality. Kanepi, ranked 61, hit more double faults than winners.
"If I keep playing like that I won't go far," said Dinara.
Good score there! Hope she can take the momentum into her next match against Sveta :)
May 17th, 2007, 08:07 PM
:yeah: WTG Dinara, keep winning!!!
May 18th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Copngrats with a win
Campo Centrale (from 13.00hrs)
1. Jankovic vs. Dementieva
2. Schnyder vs. S.Williams
3. Safina vs. Kuznetsova
4. Hantuchova vs. Medina Garrigues (NB 20.30hrs)
5. Husarova/Shaughnessy vs. Dechy/Santangelo
May 18th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Dinara Safina, seeded sixth, also moved forward to the quarters with a straight sets 62 63 win over Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko. Dinara was a finalist in Rome last year and is now just two matches away from defending her points.