American Women 10-0 After Second Day Of Roland Garros 2012

Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Since Chris Evert won her 7th title at Roland Garros in 1986, only two Americans have won singles crowns on the terre battue; Jennifer Capriati in 2001 and Serena Williams in 2002. Monica Seles, who represented America in the 1998 final was still representing the former Yugoslavia when she won in 1990, 1991 and 1992. Mary Pierce, a winner in 2000, represented France when she won. Mary has Canadian, French and American citizenship. Serena is probably the favorite coming into Roland Garros 2012, but although she didn’t play on the first two days of the tournament the American women are giving a terrific showing. Leading the way is Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who upset 12th seed Sabine Lisicki, 6-4 6-3.

Vania King

Also winning on day 2 were Americans Vania King, Lauren Davis, Christina McHale, Varvara Lepchenko and Sloane Stephens. And these were not just run of the mill opening match wins. Lauren Davis upset the 30th seed, Mona Bathel. Sloane Stephens took out the streaky Ekaterina Makarova. And with all due respect to Virginie Razzano, had Serena played the first two days, the American women would be 11-0. Obviously, the road gets much tougher now for the ladies and their undefeated record will not last. But that’s not really the point. The point is that these young women are giving American tennis a shot in the arm early in the tournament. Serena has basically been carrying the weight on her shoulders lately. However, she is entering the last few years of her career. There needs to be good young players like Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens breaking through.

Singles – First Round
(1) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Alberta Brianti (ITA) 67(6) 64 62
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 61 60
(7) Li Na (CHN) d. Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 62 61
(8) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (Q) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 63 63
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (12) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 64 63
(15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (WC) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 62 61
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. (17) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 46 63
(18) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 67(3) 64 62
(19) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 16 61 75
(24) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Simona Halep (ROU) 61 63
(27) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 63 63
(29) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (LL) Laura Robson (GBR) 62 61
(Q) Lauren Davis (USA) d. (30) Mona Barthel (GER) 61 61
(31) Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Alizé Cornet (FRA) 64 64
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) d. (32) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 06 63 63
Christina McHale (USA) d. (Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) 26 64 64
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) 64 26 61
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 60 63
Petra Martic (CRO) d. Michaella Krajicek (NED) 62 75
Vania King (USA) d. Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 64 62
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 62 67(6) 64
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 64 76(6)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 64 61
Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (FRA) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 75
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Mandy Minella (LUX) 63 64
(Q) Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) d. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 61 76(8)
(LL) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 61 60
(WC) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) d. Vera Dushevina (RUS) 64 61

VICTORIA AZARENKA

AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA

LI NA

MARION BARTOLI

BETHANIE MATTEK-SANDS

DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA

JELENA JANKOVIC

LAUREN DAVIS

CHRISTINA MCHALE

VANIA KING

SLOANE STEPHENS

SABINE LISICKI

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