Jelena Dokic will get a chance to make Kim Clijsters wait a bit to become #1 again. Dokic defeated Nadia Petrova 6-4 7-6 (4). It would be a signature win in her comeback if Dokic is able to knock off Clijsters in the quarters. In another match, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands was denied a chance to play Maria Sharapova when Maria withdrew from the event with illness. Instead, Mattek-Sands defeated lucky loser Stephanie Cohen-Aloro 7-5 6-3. I’d love to see Bethanie win again and reach the semis here.
Singles – Second Round
(3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 63 64
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 64 67(6) 76(9)
(Q) Jelena Dokic (AUS) d. (5) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 64 76(4)
(6) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. (Q) Kristina Kucova (SVK) 64 62
(7/WC) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 61 63
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (LL) Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA) 75 63