All over for Dementieva


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:34

The Russian number one seed was the only one of the top four to reach the second round but she got off to a terrible start and eventually lost 6-0 3-6 7-6 (7/4).

Dementieva broke early in the second set to obtain a foothold in the match and recovered from a break down in the decider but it was the Frenchwoman who came through in the tie-break.

Razzano will now face eighth seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, who was the beneficiary of AEGON Classic winner Na Li’s retirement when 1-3 down in the opening set.

French Open semi-finalist Samantha Stosur could not repeat her Paris form as she lost 6-1 5-7 6-1 to Danish sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki – who the Australian had beaten at Eastbourne last year.

Qualifier Ekaterina Makarova will be Wozniacki’s opponent in the quarter-finals after winning two titanic tie-breaks 10-8 and 15-13 against former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo.

Another qualifier, Vera Dushevina, progressed when her opponent, seventh seed Nadia Petrova, pulled out with a back injury leading 7-5 0-1.

Dushevina will meet Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak, a 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 winner against Zheng Jie, while former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli beat Anna Chakvetadze 7-5 6-3.

The final last-eight spot went to Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues, who let slip a 5-0 lead in the second set but recovered to win 6-1 7-5.


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