WTA - Pune (Thurs): Top Seed Bratchikova & Petkovic Roll To Set Up Showdown
epa03372380 Nina Bratchikova of Russia hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their match on the second day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 28 August 2012. The US Open runs through Sunday 09 September 2012. EPA/JASON SZENES |
ROYAL INDIAN OPEN
November 5-11, 2012
Results – Thursday, November 8, 2012
Singles – Second Round
(1) Nina Bratchikova (RUS) d. Olga Savchuk (UKR) 61 61
(2) Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) 60 61
(5) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. Zhou Yi-Miao (CHN) 64 46 62
(6/WC) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Chang Liu (CHN) 61 60
Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Birnerova/Klepac (CZE/SLO) d. Date-Krumm/Nara (JPN/JPN) 76(6) 64
(2) Bratchikova/Kalashnikova (RUS/GEO) d. Savchuk/Svitolina (UKR/UKR) 75 62
Order Of Play – Friday, November 9, 2012
Centre Court (from 15.00hrs)
1. Nina Bratchikova vs. Andrea Petkovic
2. Kimiko Date-Krumm vs. Misaki Doi
3. Tamarine Tanasugarn vs. Donna Vekic
4. Birnerova/Klepac vs. Glushko/Lertcheewakarn
Court 1 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Luksika Kumkhum vs. Elina Svitolina
2. Xu/Zhou vs. Bratchikova/Kalashnikova (NB 17.30hrs; after suitable rest)
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