Manager Wrap up - Day 1
The day started off with a confident interview with Michaella Krajicek
Krajicek is the 6th seed here, she had a BYE in R1 and face Bartoli in R2.
"Yeah, I'm really excited to play here in Dubai"
Krajicek quoted, the young gun heads into her R2 match with heaps of confident from previous tournaments.
The day then really got going as some double bagels were handed out.
They were given by Alize Cornet, Julia Goerges, Li Na and Daniela Hantuchova, with confident wins going into R2, they will meet tough opponents though. The seeded players have atleast reached a final here on the tour already and are also hoping to do well here.
Samantha Stosur looked in charge of her match when she creeped up 61 52, the nerves then got the hold of her in that match and she lost the second in a tiebreak. She then suddenly realised her opponent was not trying, and took advantage of that forcing another bagel.
Both players were not so please after the match aswell
On court we saw a new player, infact 2, with the debuts of Heather Watson and Christina McHale.
Watson got over the Swede, Allgurin in fine form 0 and 4.
She said "Hopefully I will get my hands on that trophy"
Waaiit... hold on Watson, you have just started playing on the tour and your thinking of getting your hands up onto that precious trophy? Hopefully she proves me wrong.
A feature match was between the 2 germans, Kerber and Petkovic. Kerber obviously the favorite coming into the match after her run in Cairo and continued her fine form dispatching her compatriot 16 61 63.
^ I don't see that friendship staying alive though.
the match between Bartoli and Daniilidou was a tight one, but a HORRIBLE one. Both players didn't look like they wanted to try. At the end I think her coach said "I'll give you some cake if you win the match"
Marion got her reward