Wozniacki bids adieu
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered a humiliating loss in the French Open third round and Samantha Stosur joined her at the exit door on a gloomy Friday.india Updated: May 28, 2011 00:19 IST
World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered a humiliating loss in the French Open third round and Samantha Stosur joined her at the exit door on a gloomy Friday.
Roger Federer and David Ferrer remained on course for a quarter-final clash in the men's singles but women's top seed Wozniacki was thrashed 6-1, 6-3 by Slovakian 28th seed Daniela Hantuchova and is still seeking her maiden grand slam title. Is the top two seeds failed to advance past the third round at Roland Garros for the first time since 1971.
Australian Stosur, last year's runner-up, suffered a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 defeat by Argentine world number 51 Gisela Dulko. Defending champion Francesca Schiavone fought back against Chinese Peng Shuai who was forced to quit after feeling dizzy while trailing 6-3, 1-2.
World number three Federer thrashed Serbian 29th seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 while Ferrer demolished Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.
Bopanna-Qureshi, Sania-Elena progress
India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi disposed off Maximo Gonzalez and Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.
However, Bopanna along with Sania Mirza bowed out of the mixed-doubles. The Indian pair lost 6-7 (4), 6-7 (2) to Chia-Jung Chuang and Marcin Matkowski.
Sania combined with Elena Vesnina to dismiss Kristina Barrois and Johanna Larsson 7-6 (4), 6-3.