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Singles - First Round: (5) D Istomin def. P Mathieu 7-5 6-1
Denis Istomin has never shown much liking for clay, so this is a pretty good win for him. No points yet, though. His next win will count.
Singles - First Round: (6) R Haase def. S Bolelli 6-3 6-2
Robin Haase's situation is like Istomin's: No points yet, but the next win will add to his total.
Singles - First Round: P Lorenzi def. E Roger-Vasselin 3-6 7-6(7-2) 6-4
Paolo Lorenzi picks up only his second ATP win since Rome last year!
The upsets came thick and fast in the qualifying here. Two were official upsets: #5 Heather Watson beat #1 Sloane Stephens 4-6 6-4 6-2 and Kristina Barrois took out #8 Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-4 2-6 6-2. The other two matches didn't involve seeds, but certainly it was a surprise to see Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor beat Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-3 6-3. The only result that wasn't a modest shock came as Karin Knapp beat Mariana Duque-Marino 6-3 7-6(7-3).
Stephens will still make the main draw as a Lucky Loser. #8 seed Mona Barthel has withdrawn; Polona Hercog has been promoted into her spot as the #9 seed, and Stephens gets a draw spot.
Singles - First Round: (1) Roberta Vinci def. (WC) Nina Bratchikova 6-1 1-6 6-4
Roberta Vinci just fell out of the Top Twenty, but if she can win even one more match, she is likely to make it back.
Singles - First Round: (7) Nadia Petrova def. (WC) Barbara Luz 6-0 6-1
Nadia Petrova lost her Madrid opener, so she is already earning points. She is close to returning to the Top Thirty.
Singles - First Round: Vania King def. Johanna Larsson 6-6(6-8) 6-3 6-0
Vania King has 110 points to defend this week, so she will need more than this to stay above #55.
Singles - First Round: Carla Suarez Navarro def. Olga Govortsova 6-4 6-4
This will take Carla Suarez Navarro to #55 or so.
Singles - First Round: Silvia Soler-Espinosa def. Sorana Cirstea 6-4 6-4
A significant upset -- and a bad one for Sorana Cirstea, who was defending 150 points. She will fall to around #45.
Doubles - First Round: (2) Mirza/Rodionova def. Daniilidou/Klepac 6-2 6-7(5-7) 10-5 (Match TB)
A much better result for Sania Mirza than her first post-Vesnina doubles match.
Doubles - First Round: (3) Shvedova/Voskoboeva def. Camerin/Knapp 6-3 6-1
Doubles - First Round: (4) Gajdosova/Hlavackova def. Foretz Gacon/Jans-Ignacik 6-1 5-7 11-9 (Match TB)
Doubles - First Round: Chuang/Zhang def. (WC) Moura/Vale Costa 6-0 6-1
Doubles - First Round: Lee-Waters/Moulton-Levy def. Arruabarrena-Vecino/Medina Garrigues 7-6(7-5) 3-6 11-9 (Match TB)