View Full Version : Russia Watch Special: 23 Russians in the French Open!

Tennis Fool
May 26th, 2007, 02:48 PM
(4) Alla Kudryavtseva #93 ON TO MAIN DRAW!
(6) Galina Voskoboeva #111 Q. 2nd rd Ani, #172 EST
Ekaterina Ivanova #160 OUT Q. 1st rd. (23) Kutuzova, #142 UKR
Evgeniya Rodina #173 OUT Q. 2nd rd. Amanmuradova, #206 UZB
Lioudmila Skavronskaia #177 OUT. Q. 2nd rd. Huck, #287 FRA
Alina Jidkova #207 OUT, Q. 3rd Rd., Koryttseva #225 UKR
Ekaterina Makarova #223 OUT. Q. 2nd rd. (11) Olaru #122 ROU

(2) Maria Sharapova, #2
(3) Sveta Kuznetsova, #3
(9) Anna Chakvetadze, #10
(10)Dinara Safina, #11
(11) Nadia Petrova, #12
(13) Elena Dementieva, #14
Olga Poutchkova, #38
Nastya Myskina, #39
Maria Kirilenko, #42
Elena Likhovtseva, #56
Vasilisa Bardina, #58
Nastya Rodionova, #63
Elena Vesnina, #67
Yaroslava Shevedova, #75
Ekaterina Bychkova, #76
Vera Dushevina, #82
Alla Kudryavtseva #93

Tennis Fool
May 26th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Another Open, another huge group of Russians.

Another set of disappointments in qualifying, although probably not unexpected with the dismal results of the Russians during the clay season. Galina, Evgeniya, Lioudmila, and Alina were all upset by lower ranked players. However, congrats to Alla for making it to her first French Open main draw :clap2:

Looking at the main draw:
Elena Vesnina, whose had a difficult clay season, will be one of the first Russians to exit, as she unfortunately picked Justine Henin first round.

Nastya Myskina makes her comeback after a lengthy injury break. She has a tough first round against Meghann Shaughnessny.

Yari Shvedova, once a qualifying mainstay, makes her first French Open main draw.

Nastya Rodionova meets (17) Katarina Srebotnik in the first round.

Any thoughts or predictions you have for the Russians for this French Open?

Tennis Fool
May 26th, 2007, 03:04 PM
Oops! Placed this in NT by accident. Sorry.