Yanina Wickmayer Ousts Ana Ivanovic At Rome 2011; Caroline Wozniacki Rolls

Yanina Wickmayer

I’ve been a little disappointed with Ana Ivanovic’s year so far. After the way she ended 2010, I was really hoping for big things in 2011. While she does have two quarterfinal appearances, in Pattaya and Indian Wells, Ana also has more first and second round exits, including the Australian Open, Dubai, Madrid and now Rome. Ana came out gunning, winning the first set 6-2 and despite being pushed to a second set tie break, leading 3-1 in the breaker. But she could not finish Yanina off, ultimately losing 2-6 7-6 (4) 6-3.

Waiting for Wickmayer in the next round will be world #1 Caroline Wozniacki, who blew out Anastasia Rodionova 6-2 6-0. Rodionova’s only real highlight was a full split she did early in the first set, a move the announcer compared to Kim Clijsters. Unfortunately, she did not have Kim Clijsters’ skill and power on this day, which is what she would have needed to compete with Caroline. I would have liked to have seen Ana get a shot at Wozniacki, but the Yanina matchup is intriguing. Caroline leads their brief head to head 2-0, but a match on green clay at Charleston went three tough sets this year.

Singles – Second Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (Q) Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 62 60
(3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Sara Errani (ITA) 61 62
(4) Li Na (CHN) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 64 62
(5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 60 63
(6) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 61 75
Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (8) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 36 62 61
(Q) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (9) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 63
(10) Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 63 75
(Q) Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (12) Andrea Petkovic (GER) 64 63
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (13) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 26 76(4) 63
(16) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 75 64
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) d. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 62 64
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (WC) Romina Oprandi (ITA) 75 61
Greta Arn (HUN) d. (WC) Alberta Brianti (ITA) 64 64

ANA IVANOVIC

SAMANTHA STOSUR (autograph session)

ANDREA PETKOVIC

POLONA HERCOG

IVETA BENESOVA

MARIA SHARAPOVA (autograph session)

YANINA WICKMAYER

JELENA JANKOVIC

LUCIE SAFAROVA

DANIELA HANTUCHOVA

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

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