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PYW - Stanford Bank of the West Classic
Welcome to Stanford! The Bank of the West Classic is the second US lead-up event to the US Open. The Californian city of Stanford presents you with a shitload of high-ranked PYW players and the competition here promises to be extremely thrilling.
This list of the PYW rankings of the participants emphasizes that:
PYW Rankings of the Remaining Participants:
4. Kim Clijsters BEL
6. Vera Zvonareva RUS
7. Lindsay Davenport USA
8. Venus Williams USA
17. Patty Schnyder SUI
24. Jelena Jankovic SCG
70. Kveta Peschke CZE
108. Angela Haynes USA
Angela Haynes is the lowest ranked remaining player
In the second round stage, the Bank of the West Classic got robbed of the highest ranked player. Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova buckled under the pressure against the inconsistent and emotional Vera Zvonareva, who kept her cool winning 6-4 6-4.
Wild card player Angela Haynes had crushed compatriot Lisa Raymond in the first round, before she challenged #6 seed Nathalie Dechy of France. Dechy, a former PYW top ten player who slipped this year, won the first set, but was left without a shot in the remainder of the match.
Haynes now meets the top seed Lindsay Davenport, who was not given an easy time out there by Lindsay Lee-Waters, who had qualified for the main draw and upset Germany's Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the first round. Just when it looked like Davenport was going out, she fought back and overpowered the competition.
Meanwhile, the biggest favourite left, Kim Clijsters, fought her third battle with Japanese Ai Sugiyama. Clijsters was victorious in all three, though Ai did manage to win a set here in Stanford.
In the bottom half qualifier Kveta Peschke, Cincinnati winner Patty Schnyder, Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic, last year's runner up in Philadelphia, battle it out for a place in the final.
Lindsay Davenport USA  v. Angela Haynes USA [WC]
Kim Clijsters BEL  v. Vera Zvonareva RUS 
Kveta Peschke CZE [Q] v. Patty Schnyder SUI 
Jelena Jankovic SCG  v. Venus Williams USA