Winner of her first WTA tournament in mid-April, heroin dams Fed Cup with France, Caroline Garcia Angelique Kerber forced to retire in the first round of the tournament in Madrid.
Cruise (between Miami and Jamaica) it is authorized last week did not stop its dynamic victories.
Titrated to Bogota on April 13 after dominating the final Jelena Jankovic, a member of the Top 10 winner of three matches (two singles, one double) she played in dams Fed Cup against the United States in St. Louis (win 2-3 in Blue), Caroline Garcia is currently on cloud nine. Forced to pass through qualifying in Madrid (currently 51 emondiale and only the first 50 directly integrated the table), the young Blue (20 years) had the job successively dominating the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo (6-3, 6-2) Laura Pous – Friday and Tio (6-3, 6-3) on Saturday.
A new bridge on Sunday, Garcia probably expected more resistance from Angelique Kerber, World 8. There has been nothing, German hit back, throwing in the towel early in the second set while leading the Blue 6-3, 2-0. In the second round, the latter will have his card to play against Maria Kirilenko, Kristina Mladenovic femme fatale (6-4 , 7-5). Because the Russian is still in recovery after a left knee injury that has ruled the land for five months between November and April (she only played two games in 2014).
Williams, A Beneficial Rest
Charleston beaten by the Slovak Jana Cepelova modest beginning of April (4-6 , 4-6), Serena Williams felt the need to take a break in stride, giving to defend the colors of the United States Fed Cup against dams France. After a month of absence, the world number one and defending champion seems to have regained his desire. This is not Belinda Bencic who say otherwise. Touted as the greatest hope of women’s tour, the Swiss 17, whose precocity is often compared to that of his compatriot Martin Hingis took a shine (6-2 , 6-1). In the second round, Williams will face Chinese Peng Shuai, whom she defeated in their previous two games.
For its part, Maria Sharapova, another mega-star of women’s tennis, the highest paid player in the world, also a successful debut against Czech Klara Koukalova (6-1, 6-2). Russian confirms his current good form, she has just won his first tournament of the year last week on clay in Stuttgart. “The first game of a new tournament is always difficult. It’s always an adjustment especially after playing indoor last week,” she said. To recap, the Madrid tournament is played in some special conditions, altitude , giving the ball more lightness, which promotes non-specialists ochre .
Results Of The First Round :
Lepchenko (U.S.) – Medina Garrigues (ESP ) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Kvitova ( Rtc, 5) – Cirstea ( Rou ) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4)
Sharapova (Rus, 8) – Koukalova ( Rtc ) 6-1, 6-2
Stephens (EU 16 ) – Niculescu ( Rou ) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Zheng ( Chn ) – Duque ( Col) 7-6, 6-2
Safarova ( Rtc ) – Pennetta ( ITA, 12) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
Ivanovic (Ser 11 ) – Keys (E- G ) 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Kirilenko (Rus) – Mladenovic (Fra) 6-4, 7-5
Schiavone (Ita) – Vesnina (Rus) 6-4, 6-7 ( 3), 6-4
Vinci (Ita) – Hantuchova ( SLQ ) 6-4, 6-4
S. Williams (E- G , 1) – Bencic ( Sui, q) 6-2, 6-0
Peng ( Chn ) – Nara ( Jap ) 6-2, 6-3
Cetkovska ( Rtc, q) – Voegele ( SUI) 6-1, 6-3
Garcia (Fra, q) – Kerber (All 7) 6-3 2-0 ab.